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The Resource The pursuit of the Nazi mind : Hitler, Hess, and the analysts, Daniel Pick

The pursuit of the Nazi mind : Hitler, Hess, and the analysts, Daniel Pick

Label
The pursuit of the Nazi mind : Hitler, Hess, and the analysts
Title
The pursuit of the Nazi mind
Title remainder
Hitler, Hess, and the analysts
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Pick
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The story of how psychoanalysis was used in the war against Nazi Germany, in the crucial quest to understand the Nazi mind. Daniel Pick brings both the skills of the historian and the trained psychoanalyst to weave together the story of clinical encounters with leading Nazis and the Allies' broader interpretations of the Nazi high command and the mentality of the wider German public who supported them. Following the bizarre capture of Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess in 1941, Pick follows closely the story of how leading British psychiatrists assessed their new charge, in an attempt to understand both the man himself and the psychological bases of his Nazi convictions. At the same time, he uncovers the story of how a team of American officers working for the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA, were engaged in an attempt to understand Hitler's personality from afar, using the theories and techniques of Sigmund Freud. Drawing upon a large cache of archives on both sides of the Atlantic, Pick asks what such psychoanalytical and psychiatric investigations set out to do, showing how Freud's famous 'talking cure' was harnessed to the particular needs of military intelligence during the war and the task of post-war reconstruction that followed. Looking beyond this, he then shows just how deeply post-war Western understandings of how minds work and groups operate were influenced by these wartime attempts to interpret the psychopathology of Nazism
  • Military History
  • Psychology
  • World War II;
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Pick, Daniel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Military history, Modern
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • National socialism
Target audience
adult
Label
The pursuit of the Nazi mind : Hitler, Hess, and the analysts, Daniel Pick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Characters and Causes -- 3.ᔨe Deputy Madman' -- 4. Getting Through to Hess -- 5. Madness and Politics -- 6. The OSS -- 7. Hitler's Mind -- 8. So Plainly Mad? -- 9. Nuremberg: Conspiracy and Confession -- 10. Sane Futures? -- 11. Legacies -- 12. Afterword
Control code
31499983
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
357 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199541683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 31499983
  • (Sirsi) 31499983
Label
The pursuit of the Nazi mind : Hitler, Hess, and the analysts, Daniel Pick
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Characters and Causes -- 3.ᔨe Deputy Madman' -- 4. Getting Through to Hess -- 5. Madness and Politics -- 6. The OSS -- 7. Hitler's Mind -- 8. So Plainly Mad? -- 9. Nuremberg: Conspiracy and Confession -- 10. Sane Futures? -- 11. Legacies -- 12. Afterword
Control code
31499983
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
357 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199541683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 31499983
  • (Sirsi) 31499983

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