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IMMUNE: A JOURNEY INTO THE MYSTERIOUS SYSTEM THAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
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Fear
Joanna Bourke

Classification : History
Pub Date : Jan 19, 2006
Imprint : Virago Press Ltd
Page Extent : 512
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781844081561
Price : 899

About the book
Fear is one of the most basic and most powerful of all the human emotions. Sometimes it is hauntingly specific: flames searing patterns on the ceiling, a hydrogen bomb, a terrorist. More often, anxiety overwhelms us from some source within: there is an irrational panic about venturing outside, a dread of failure, a premonition of doom.
In this astonishing book we encounter the fears and anxieties of hundreds of British and American men, women and children. From fear of the crowd to agoraphobia, from battle experiences to fear of nuclear attack, from cancer to AIDS, this is an utterly original insight into the mindset of the twentieth century from one of most brilliant historians and thinkers of our time.

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Joanna Bourke
Joanna Bourke is a professor of history at Birkbeck College in London. Her book An Intimate History of Killing received critical acclaim, winning the Wolfson History Prize
Books by Joanna Bourke
Fear (HB)
Rape (HB)
Rape: A History From 1860 To The Present (PB)
What It Means To Be Human (HB)
What It Means To Be Human (PB)