- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (May 1, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393609642
- ISBN-13: 978-0393609646
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna 1st Edition
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"Edith Sheffer has written a book that defies easy categorization -- an appropriate, if perhaps inadvertent, response to her fascinating and terrible subject matter. In "Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna," she shows how the Third Reich's obsession with categories and labels was inextricable from its murderousness; what at first seems to be a book about Dr. Hans Asperger and the children he treated ends up tracing the sprawling documentary record of a monstrous machine."
-The New York Times
"A revelatory, haunting biography of a gifted practitioner who chose to fall in line with the Nazi regime and the far-reaching consequences of that choice, for his own patients and for those still using and being labeled with the diagnostic concepts he originated."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
- Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny and Bloodlands
- Geoff Eley, Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History at University of Michigan and author of Nazism as Fascism
- Michael Burleigh, author of The Third Reich: A New History and The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: A History of Now
- Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University; author of Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty
- Barry M. Prizant, PhD, author of Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism
- Sander L. Gilman, author of Seeing the Insane
- Norman M. Naimark, author of Genocide: A World History
- Kirkus Reviews
"...Asperger's Children should be read by any student of psychology, psychiatry or medicine, so that we learn from history and do not repeat its terrifying mistakes. The revelations in this book are a chilling reminder that the highest priority in both clinical research and practice must be compassion."
"Sheffer gives a long-overdue and gripping analysis of Asperger's own writing before, during and after the Third Reich. She details his wartime denigration of the cognitively and physically disabled children in his care..."
About the Author
Edith Sheffer is a historian of Germany and central Europe, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna and the prize-winning Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain.
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diagnosis and not be intimidated by "experts" and government bureaucrats.
I am an "Aspie", but you don't have to be an Aspie to appreciate it.
Might have been edited to be a bit shorter, but I would strongly recommend it.