First Edition of "of this classic account of the human tendency to follow orders" Obedience To Authority; Inscribed by Stanley Milgram
Obedience to Authority.
Item Number: 18064
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Stanley Milgram on the front free endpaper, “To Nat with warm regards, Stanley.” The recipient was a student at Yale University of Milgram’s. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Between 1961 and 1964, Stanley Milgram carried out a series of experiments at Yale University in which human subjects were instructed to administer what they thought were progressively more painful electric shocks to another human being to determine to what extent people would obey orders even when they knew them to be painful and immoral. The experiments came under heavy criticism at the time but were ultimately vindicated by the scientific community.“Milgram’s experiments on obedience have made us more aware of the dangers of uncritically accepting authority,” wrote Peter Singer in the New York Times Book Review. Milgram's experiments on obedience to authority are considered among the most important psychological studies of the twentieth century. Basis for the motion picture The Experimenter, starring Peter Sarsgaard and Wynona Ryder.
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New York: Atheneum, 1967.
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Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1975.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s classic treatise concerning man’s freedom in society. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated in 2010 by the author. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the top front panel.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.
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"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it": First Edition of Two Lucky People; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1998.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed, “For Kristin, more power to you, Milton Friedman.” Also signed by Rose Friedman below his signature. Fine in a fine dust jacket.