W&N History HB March £20.00 320pp 8pp colour illustrations 978 0 297 87089 0 eBook: £20.00 / 978 0 297 87090 6
JOHN HIGGS Stranger Than We Can Imagine Making Sense of the Twentieth Century
An innovative, exciting exploration of history’s most challenging century. In order to begin to make sense of the mind-bending wall of strange ideas the twentieth century gave us – quantum entanglement, cubism, psychedelics, chaos theory, the Somme – John Higgs brings us an alternative history of the strangest of centuries. This is the story of the twentieth century told through the ideas produced at the furthest fringes of science, arts and culture. Its cast includes well-known geniuses such as Albert Einstein, Francis Crick and Pablo Picasso, lesserknown geniuses like Edward Lorenz, Sergey Korolyov and Shigeru Miyamoto, and infamous but influential ne’er-do-wells like Timothy Leary, and Aleister Crowley. John Higgs is the author the critically acclaimed The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band Who Burned A Million Pounds (‘A thing of endlessly fascinating, utterly demented genius’ – Alexis Petridis).
Location: Brighton, East Sussex Available for interview www.johnhiggs.com @johnhiggs
W&N Non-Fiction / History / Popular Science / Medicine • March 2015
W&N Popular Science / Medicine HB / TPB March £20.00 / £14.99 320pp 978 0 297 87135 4 / 978 0 297 87136 1 eBook: £20.00 / 978 0 297 87137 8
JEFFREY LIEBERMAN Shrinks The Untold Story of Psychiatry
A seminal account of the history and contemporary landscape of psychiatry. In Shrinks, Jeffrey Lieberman shares the story of psychiatry’s origins and the chequered history of useless or harmful treatments to psychiatry’s scientific rehabilitation, and how it has been transformed into an evidence-based profession. Shrinks is a gripping and illuminating read that reveals shocking case studies and serves as an urgent call to arms to start treating mental illness as a disease rather than a state of mind. ‘A wise and gripping book that tackles one of the most important questions of our time: what is mental illness?’ Andrew Solomon Jeffrey Lieberman is President of the American Psychiatric Association, Chairman of Psychiatry at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, Psychiatrist in Chief at Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Location: New York, USA Available for interview @DrJlieberman