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Show More Return from the Natives: How Margaret Mead Won the Second World War and Lost the Cold War by Peter Mandler.
Yale, 366 pp., £30, March 2013, 978 0 300 18785 4Show More
“... circle, many of whose members were also her lovers: Ruth Benedict, Edward Sapir, Reo Fortune, Gregory Bateson, Geoffrey Gorer. In retracing the exploits of this scholarly ménage à plusieurs, and in recovering their ideas alongside their passions, Mandler has captured a defining moment in the history of American anthropology, when it refashioned ...”