I first read this 35 years ago and thought it the most profound book I had seen.
William Sargant's study will remain a classic for those of us who worry about the effects of political and religious propaganda and modern day stressors.
As such, it will be a rewarding read for anyone interesting in the subject - although there are many great books on the subject that are more up to date.
This is a good read on the "Art and Craft" of Brainwashing with a great deal of History thrown in to complete a rather complex picture. I recommend this read.Published 11 months ago by Robert Allen
This is one of the most influential books of my life. It changed the way I see so many things: "freedom", "dignity", "choice". Read morePublished 13 months ago by L. Kabel
Really a must-read for people who are interested in this sort of thing and we all should be since we are all targets of brainwashing of some sort.Published on February 24, 2013 by Saundrama
I really enjoyed this book. Great history on religious and government techniques in brainwashing. One of the most interesting books I've read.Published on January 18, 2013 by Clay
I read this book years ago in an effort to understand the lunacy of the 1960s. I did not envision the satisfaction it would bring when I watched over half the country lose their... Read morePublished on December 21, 2012 by Bob Rothman
I purchased this book for school, it was a decent read, great for gathering some highlights and topic awareness gathering purposes. Amazing detail and explanations.Published on December 19, 2012 by Michael Stattelman
The Battle for the Mind is one of those books that transformed understanding--in this case of how the physiology of religious conversion, brainwashing, and submission to... Read morePublished on November 15, 2010 by Ian H. Gibson
I keep this book around my house just to prove that the ideas of brainwashing is a kind of rubbish. I am fascinated at this book's high rating here on Amazon. Read morePublished on July 18, 2010 by Benedict
This is a remarkably interesting and great read, given that it's now over 50 years after its first edition. Read morePublished on June 17, 2010 by P.J. Neastroem