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Read about the fascinating childhoods of more than 700 famous people! The 1962 provocative classic by Victor and Mildred Goertzel is printed here in its entirety, and is updated for the 21st Century to include additional information from "Three Hundred Eminent Personalities" (1978) and from new biographies published in the last six years.
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Victor Goertzel, a psychologist specializing in psychotherapy, was past president of the National Association for Gifted Children. Mildred George Goertzel directed a school for emotionally disturbed children. Ted George Goertzel is a professor and former chairperson in the sociology department at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. Ariel Hansen is a recent graduate from Haverford College and works in the field of science journalism.Review:
"!!!!!Must Read" -- Today's Books
"...a glimpse into the lives of the eminent and how they capitalized on both opportunity and difficulty..." -- The National Psychologist, January, 2004, Amy Swanson, Psy.D.
"Fascinating to read...a wealth of anecdotal information about the youthful struggles of truly remarkable people" -- Midwest Book Review, August 2004
"We refer to 'Cradles of Eminence' as a classic, and it should be on every educator's and parent's bookshelf." -- CAG Communicator, Summer, 2004
"intriguing and often surprising revelations about the childhood experiences of eminent people...put this book on your must read list." -- Marie Capurro, Davidson Institute
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