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A Question of Madness
     

A Question of Madness

by Zhores Medvedev, Roy A. Medvedev, Ellen De Kadt (Translator)
 

“The story of Medvedev’s own hospitalization and the efforts of his twin brother to secure his release are sensitively chronicled in this dramatic hour-by-hour account of the nineteen days that began with an ominous knock on the door, and ended—or did it? —with Zhores’s conditional release. The format of the book is brilliantly conceived

Overview

“The story of Medvedev’s own hospitalization and the efforts of his twin brother to secure his release are sensitively chronicled in this dramatic hour-by-hour account of the nineteen days that began with an ominous knock on the door, and ended—or did it? —with Zhores’s conditional release. The format of the book is brilliantly conceived, taking the form of a dual autobiographical account, with alternate chapters by each of the brothers Medvedev.” —Alan M. Dershowitz, New York Times Book Review
Zhores Medvedev, a Soviet biochemist and outspoken critic of the Soviet bureaucracy, who was railroaded into a mental hospital, and his brother, historian Roy Medvedev, who rallied the Soviet scientific and intellectual community in protest, together tell the story of “repression by psychiatry” in Russia today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393009217
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/17/1979
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Zhores Medvedev is now a senior research scientist for the National Institute for Medical Research in London.

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