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Alfred C. Kinsey

a public/private life

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by W.W. Norton in New York.

Written in English

937 pages

In this brilliant, groundbreaking biography, twenty years in the making, James H. Jones presents a moving and even shocking portrait of the man who pierced the veil of reticence surrounding human sexuality. Jones shows that the public image Alfred Kinsey cultivated of disinterested biologist was in fact a carefully crafted public persona. By any measure he was an extraordinary man—and a man with secrets.

Drawing upon never before disclosed facts about Kinsey's childhood, Jones traces the roots of Kinsey's scholarly interest in human sexuality to his tortured upbringing. Between the sexual tensions of the culture and Kinsey's devoutly religious family, Jones depicts Kinsey emerging from childhood with psychological trauma but determined to rescue humanity from the emotional and sexual repression he had suffered. New facts about his marriage, family life, and relationships with students and colleagues enrich this portrait of the complicated, troubled man who transformed the state of public discourse on human sexuality.

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Cover of: Alfred C. Kinsey
Alfred C. Kinsey: A Life
November 2004, W. W. Norton & Company
in English
Cover of: Alfred C. Kinsey
Alfred C. Kinsey: A Life
November 2004, W. W. Norton & Company
in English
Cover of: Alfred C. Kinsey
Alfred C. Kinsey: a public/private life
1997, W.W. Norton
in English - 1st ed.

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Alfred C. Kinsey

First published in 1997



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In this brilliant, groundbreaking biography, twenty years in the making, James H. Jones presents a moving and even shocking portrait of the man who pierced the veil of reticence surrounding human sexuality. Jones shows that the public image Alfred Kinsey cultivated of disinterested biologist was in fact a carefully crafted public persona. By any measure he was an extraordinary man—and a man with secrets.

Drawing upon never before disclosed facts about Kinsey's childhood, Jones traces the roots of Kinsey's scholarly interest in human sexuality to his tortured upbringing. Between the sexual tensions of the culture and Kinsey's devoutly religious family, Jones depicts Kinsey emerging from childhood with psychological trauma but determined to rescue humanity from the emotional and sexual repression he had suffered. New facts about his marriage, family life, and relationships with students and colleagues enrich this portrait of the complicated, troubled man who transformed the state of public discourse on human sexuality.

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Library of Congress HQ18.32.K56 J65 1997
Dewey 306.7/0973

Alfred C. Kinsey

a public/private life

1st ed.

This edition was published in by W.W. Norton in New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [775]-894) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
306.7/0973
Library of Congress
HQ18.32.K56 J65 1997

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL680928M
Internet Archive
alfredckinseypub00jone
ISBN 10
0393040860
LC Control Number
97027506
Library Thing
401363
Goodreads
493175

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