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  • Harold Lasswell: Power and Personality
  • Wilhelm Reich: Mass Psychology of Fascism

    Wilhelm Reich: Mass Psychology of Fascism

  • William Glasser: Positive Addiction

    William Glasser: Positive Addiction

  • Abraham Maslow: The Psychology of Being

    Abraham Maslow: The Psychology of Being

  • Herbert Marcuse: Eros and Civilization

    Herbert Marcuse: Eros and Civilization

  • Doug Ramsey: Take Five: The Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond

    Doug Ramsey: Take Five: The Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond
    This is a great book! Paul Desmond and Dave Brubeck formed the heart of one of the best all time jazz groups. Paul was the quintessential intellectual, white jazz musician. A talented writer, he never published anything. However author, Doug Ramsey has collected Paul's letters here. How ironic that now his writing in the form of letters to his father and ex-wife, among others, is finally published showing another window on the mind of this talented person. A sideman, for the most part, his entire life, the Dave Brubeck Quartet might never have happened at all due to the fact that Paul had managed to offend Dave to the point where he never wanted to see him again. It had to do with a gig that Paul actually was the leader of. Paul wanted to take the summer off to play another gig, and Dave wanted Paul to let him take over the gig at the Band Box in Palo Alto, CA. Paul wouldn't let him and Dave, married with two children, proceeded to starve. Due to an elaborate publicity campaign, when he realized the error of his ways, Paul managed to worm himself back into Dave's good graces. The rest is history. This book is remarkable for the insight it gives into a working jazz musician's mind, wonderful pictures and interviews with the significant figures in Paul's life. Author Ramsey, not a remarkable penman himself, has nevertheless done a magnificent job of assembling all these various materials. Unlike a lot of jazz authors, he doesn't overly idolize his subject with the result that you get the feeling that you have met a real person and not a idealized version. That's high praise indeed for any biographer. (*****)

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