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By Wilhelm Reich,Mary Boyd Higgins

A new autobiographical paintings through some of the most unique and arguable thinkers of our time.

"I seemed up on a daily basis from at the back of the bars to the Statue of Liberty in long island Harbor. Her mild shone brightly right into a darkish night." With those phrases, Wilhelm Reich defined his adventure as an "enemy alien" imprisoned on Ellis Island within the aftermath of the japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.

American Odyssey, compiled from his correspondence and journals, chronicles Reich's first years in the US. They have been years of prodigious accomplishment within which he constructed the orgone strength accumulator-the so-called orgone field; released his first books in English; made breakthroughs in his research of orgone strength in social pathology, physics, astronomy, and melanoma; and none except Albert Einstein in trying out his theories. the US introduced a brand new marriage, a brand new son, a brand new workforce of scholars, and a brand new laboratory. yet those have been years of fierce fight to boot: the denial of an American scientific license, the refusal of a patent at the orgone accumulator, and, eventually, a slanderous article that may incite the nutrition and Drug management to the dogged assault on Reich that may proceed until eventually his dying in one other legal telephone ten years later.

American Odyssey unearths greater than a interval within the lifetime of an embattled scientist. It discloses the social and highbrow lifetime of a rustic in a tumultuous time in history.

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