Breaking Down The Wall Of Silence: The Liberating Experience Of Facing Painful Truth

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Author : Alice Miller

Publisher : Plume

Published Year : 1993

Format : Paperback, 64 pages

Dimensions : 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

ISBN : 0452011116

ISBN13 : 9780452011113

Overview :

In this classic work on child abuse, world-renowned psychotherapist Alice Miller highlights the ways in which violence endured in early childhood leads to brutal cruelty in society. In her analyses of such tyrants as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Nicolae Ceausescu, Miller reveals the fascinating links between the horrors of their childhoods and the horrors they inflicted on the world. In this new edition, Miller pleads for universal awareness of the ways in which traumatic childhoods influence our lives. She also shares details about her own life that explain her profound interest in emotional growth. A poignant and hopeful book, Breaking Down the Wall of Silence is an essential exploration of trauma and recovery.

Eminent psychotherapist Alice Miller continues her study of the roots and results of child abuse, an inquiry begun in such bestselling works as The Drama of the Gifted Child and Thou Shalt Not Be Aware. Miller looks at why society suppresses the truth and how we can break the cycle.