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Counterplay

by E. James Lieberman

“Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy,” said Siegbert Tarrasch, one of the many past masters we meet in "Counterplay", by Robert Desjarlais. A tournament chess player and professor of anthropology at Sarah... Read More

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War and Sex

by E. James Lieberman

“War is a powerful aphrodisiac,” John V. H. Dippel writes. In this rich, far-reaching study of armed conflict since Abraham Lincoln’s time, Dippel discusses gender, women’s suffrage, and the demographics of marriage and birth,... Read More

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Is He Depressed or What?

by E. James Lieberman

Not for women only, this book puts its subject, the depressed male, in the relationship context where a lot of good can be done for him and his loving helper. As with most illnesses and disabilities, emotional and relationship factors... Read More

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Milton H. Erickson, M.D.

by E. James Lieberman

Psychiatrist, guru of modern hypnosis, acute observer of life and the human condition from a wheelchair, Milton Erickson (1901—1980) comes back to life in this book, enriched with pictures and sound. He practiced what he preached,... Read More

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Emotional Storm

by E. James Lieberman

The title refers to psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion’s words: “When two personalities meet, an emotional storm is created.” This goes beyond Freud, whose psychology focused on the intrapsychic rather than the interpersonal. The author, a... Read More

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What Goes Up

by E. James Lieberman

It is too late to save her husband, but the author wants others to avoid his fate. Aided in recall by her personal journal, Eron, a psychotherapist, tells a gripping story with honesty, intelligence, and humility. Few people will spend... Read More

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War and the Soul

by E. James Lieberman

Even Gandhi believed that people need the qualities that warriors once possessed, but soldiering, once a constructive rite of passage, has given up most of the glory it once held. Weapons of mass destruction have ruined war. Machine... Read More

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