The Resource Witness to an extreme century : a memoir, Robert Jay Lifton

Witness to an extreme century : a memoir, Robert Jay Lifton

Label
Witness to an extreme century : a memoir
Title
Witness to an extreme century
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Robert Jay Lifton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A personal account by the Harvard Medical School lecturer and political activist traces his explorations into the psychological sources and consequences of some of the past half-century's most disturbing events as experienced by its victims and perpetrators
Summary
A personal account by the Harvard Medical School lecturer, political activist and co-founder of psychohistory shares his insights into some of the past half-century's most disturbing events as experienced by its victims and perpetrators
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
393436
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lifton, Robert Jay
Dewey number
  • 973.91
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lifton, Robert Jay
  • Disasters
  • Disasters
  • Historians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Political activists
  • History, Modern
  • Military history, Modern
  • Genocide
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Radicalism
  • War and society
  • Social change
Target audience
adult
Label
Witness to an extreme century : a memoir, Robert Jay Lifton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Section 1. Discovering the world, and its totalism -- The decision -- Method and research -- Finding a mentor -- Finding a voice -- with help from friends -- Further struggles with totalism -- Section 2. "Hiroshima had disappeared" -- Getting to Hiroshima -- The visceral immersion -- Entrapment by the bomb -- Dr. Hiroshima -- Section 3. Vietnam and the sixties -- Responding to slaughter -- Existential evil -- "The sixties" -- Home from the war -- Section 4. Nazi doctors -- did it really happen? -- Strong enough stomach? -- Sitting down with Nazi doctors -- Historical encounters -- Annihilated by Europe -- The infernal chorus -- Section 5. Next steps -- Coming home -- Full circle
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xv, 428 p.
Isbn
9781416597186
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2010046148
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a703906
  • (OCoLC)464593169
Label
Witness to an extreme century : a memoir, Robert Jay Lifton
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Section 1. Discovering the world, and its totalism -- The decision -- Method and research -- Finding a mentor -- Finding a voice -- with help from friends -- Further struggles with totalism -- Section 2. "Hiroshima had disappeared" -- Getting to Hiroshima -- The visceral immersion -- Entrapment by the bomb -- Dr. Hiroshima -- Section 3. Vietnam and the sixties -- Responding to slaughter -- Existential evil -- "The sixties" -- Home from the war -- Section 4. Nazi doctors -- did it really happen? -- Strong enough stomach? -- Sitting down with Nazi doctors -- Historical encounters -- Annihilated by Europe -- The infernal chorus -- Section 5. Next steps -- Coming home -- Full circle
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xv, 428 p.
Isbn
9781416597186
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2010046148
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a703906
  • (OCoLC)464593169

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