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Name:  Charles B. Strozier  

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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction




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Strozier studied at the University of Chicago, and the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. He lived in Springfield for many years.

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Charles B. Strozier is a historian and psychoanalyst in New York City. Over the years, his writing has ranged from two books about Abraham Lincoln; the biography of Heinz Kohut, the key figure in the history of psychoanalysis after Freud; a study of 9/11 based on interviews with survivors and witnesses; and a number of books dealing with fundamentalism. It was a long journey from his days at Harvard working with Erik Erikson, through the University of Chicago for a PhD, and then prolonged psychoanalytic training at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and in New York at TRISP. He taught for over 50 years. He lived in Springfield, Illinois, for many years but now lives in Brooklyn, where he has been since 1986. He is a CUNY professor of history and he has a psychoanalytic practice in Greenwich Village.

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