Ernest Jones and the Transformation of Psychoanalysis
By Brenda Maddox
(Da Capo Press, Hardcover, 9780306815553, 368pp.)
Publication Date: March 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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A life of the man who built international psychoanalysis and rescued Freud, by the acclaimed biographer of Nora: The Real Molly Bloom
Brenda Maddox, author of Nora: The Real Life of Molly Bloom, and Rosalind Franklin: Dark Lady of DNA, winner of the Los Angeles Times Biography Award, grew up in Massachusetts and lives in London.
“[An] entertaining and rich biography…[Maddox] faithfully directs the reader to well-researched resources…Readable, at times very humorous, and certainly thought provoking.”
SciTech Book News, 12/08
“Maddox leaves the warts on Jones and everyone around him, and she fully reports the details of where their feuds took them.”
American Journal of Psychiatry, June 2009
“[A] superb biography…Adds a long-overdue chapter to the story of psychoanalysis and an unanticipated perspective on its ascendancy…Will delight and inform even those with extensive prior reading in the history of psychoanalysis.”