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Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima
In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the explosion"--specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945. In this classic study, winner of the 1969 National Book AwardExpand
The broken connection : on death and the continuity of life
Prologue: the lost theme. Death and immortality. Death and emotion -- psychiatric boundaries. Death and history -- the nuclear image. Epilogue: awareness and renewal. Appendixes.
The protean self : human resilience in an age of fragmentation
"We are becoming fluid and many-sided. Without quite realizing it, we have been evolving a sense of self appropriate to the restlessness and flux of our time. This mode of being differs radicallyExpand
From Hiroshima to the Nazi Doctors The Evolution of Psychoformative Approaches to Understanding Traumatic Stress Syndromes
When we gather as an intellectual and moral community in connection with our concern about traumatic events and posttraumatic responses, we seek to have good emerge from the bad. Although I feel thisExpand
The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide
* Introduction: This World Is Not This World Life Unworthy Of Life: The Genetic Cure * Sterilization and the Nazi Biomedical Vision * Euthanasia: Direct Medical Killing * Resistance to Direct MedicalExpand
The sense of immortality: On death and the continuity of life
  • R. Lifton
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • American journal of psychoanalysis
  • 1973
Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of Brainwashing in China
  • R. Lifton
  • Psychology, Sociology
  • 22 January 1962
Informed by Erik Erikson's concept of the formation of ego identity, this book, which first appreared in 1961, is an analysis of the experiences of fifteen Chinese citizens and twenty-five WesternersExpand
Hiroshima in America: A Half Century of Denial
A half century after the bombing of Hiroshima, two distinguished writers look at the impact of the use of the A-bomb, and the supression of debate, on American life. Lifton and Mitchell question whyExpand
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