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1 Head, John. Standing in the Shadows: Understanding and Overcoming Depression in Black Men.
New York: Broadway Books, (2004). 
Signed and Inscribed by the Author. Octavo, white cloth & brown boards (hardcover), 209 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New), mylar protected dust jacket. From dust jacket: The first book to reveal the depths of black men's buried mental and emotional pain, Standing in the Shadows weaves the author's story of his twenty-five year struggle with depression with a cultural analysis of how the illness is perceived among African Americans -- and why nobody wants to talk about it. In mainstream society depression and mental illness are still somewhat taboo subjects; in the black community they are topics that are almost completely shrouded in secrecy. As a result, millions of black men are suffering in silence or getting treatment only in the most extreme circumstances -- in emergency room, homeless shelters, and prisons. Such neglect of emotional disorders is nothing less than racial suicide. John Head's explosive work, Standing in the Shadows addresses what can be done to help those who need it most. In this groundbreaking book, the veteran journalist and award-winning author argues that the problem can be traced back to the time of slavery, when it was believed that blacks were unable to feel inner pain because they had no psyche. This myth has damaged generations of African American men and their families and has created a society that blames black men for being violent and aggressive without considering that depression might be a root cause. The author also explores how the black church, the black family, and the changing nature of black women in American culture may have unwittingly helped push the emotional disorders of African American men further underground. As daring and powerful as Nathan McCall's Makes Me Wanna Holler, Standing in the Shadows challenges both the African American community and the psychiatric community to end the silent suffering of black men by taking responsibility for a problem that's been ignored for far too long. Additionally, Standing in the Shadwos gives women an understanding of depression that enables them to help black men mend their relationships, their families, and themselves. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Lorenz, Konrad. Behind the Mirror: A Search for a Natural History of Human Knowledge. Translated by Ronald Taylor.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book, [1977]. First American Edition, As Stated. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), silver letters, 261 pp. Near-Fine, with very slight edgewear, in a Very Good dust jacket with several tiny chips along upper edge. “From amoebae to humans, Konrad Lorenz, eminent ethologist, biologist, physician, traces the physiological mechanisms directing behavior and though processes, their evolution, their functions and malfunctions. The emphasis of Professor Lorenz's investigation is on the development of modern man and his alarming propenisties for destruction -- of his own kind as well as his life-supporting environment -- symptoms revealing a sickness of the mind in civilized man. Theory is constantly illuminated by vivd, concrete examples based on a lifetime of observation, and told with the verve, humor, and pugnacious originality for which the author is fames.” 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Pavlov, Ivan Petrovitch, M. D. Lectures on Conditioned Reflexes: Twenty-Five Years of Objective Study of the Higher Nervous Activity (Behaviour) of Animals. Translated from the Russian by W. Horsley Gantt, M. D., B. Sc. With the Collaboration of G. Volborth, M. D. And an Introduction by Walter B. Cannon, M. D., S. D.
New York: International Publishers, (1928). First Edition. 
Octavo. black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, tissue-protected frontis., 414 pp. Near-Fine, with slight rubbing along edges. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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4 Pomeroy, Wardell B. Dr. Kinsey and the Institute for Sex Research.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, [1972]. First Edition, As Stated. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, uncut, xii, 479 pp. Near-Fine, with slight rubbing to edges. Illustrated with b&w photos. Contents: The Making of a Scientist -- The Man Nobody knew; Early Days; Indiana Professor; The Marriage Course; The Project Begins; Early Landmarks; The Making of the Books -- Interviewing; About Histories; Traveling with Kinsey; Friends; Anticipating Masters and Johnson; Kinsey and the Arts; Prisons; Toward the Goal; Gehard Arrives; Male and Female -- Kinsey and the Press; The Male Volume is Born; The Critics; Between Books; Toward the Female Volume; Kinsey and the Press; Again the Critics; Rockefeller Quits; The Last Years -- Toward the End; Kinsey Abroad; Last Days; After Kinsey -- Survival and Renaissance; What it All Meant. 
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