Well known psychologist Dr Richard Ryder has profiled the personalities of
twenty celebrities of the past, laying bare their true motives and revealing some
of the real reasons for great historic events such as Wellingtonís victory at
Waterloo, Hitlerís launching of the secondWorldWar, the publication of Sigmund
Freudís theories, Nelsonís victory at Trafalgar, and Alan Turingís cracking of the
He also analyses the sex lives of great novelists like Charles
Dickens and Daphne du Maurier, and raises questions about the family background
of Winston Churchill.
Here are 20 pioneering psychobiographies, each of which casts new light on its
subjects, and provides original challenges for the historian and general reader.
Imprint: Ryelands. ISBN 978 1 906551 42 1, hardback, 234x156mm, 264 pages. Published October 2015.