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At a time when many people around the world are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers some welcome news for the new old age: our lives continue to evolve in our later years, and often become more fulfilling than before.Begun in 1938, the Grant Study of Adult Development charted the physical and emotional health of over 200 men, starting with their undergraduate days. The now-classic Adaptation to Life reported on the men’s lives up to age 55 and helped us understand adult maturation. Now George Vaillant follows the men into their nineties, documenting for the first time what it is like to flourish far beyond conventional retirement.Reporting on all aspects of male life, including relationships, politics and religion, coping strategies, and alcohol use (its abuse being by far the greatest disruptor of health and happiness for the study’s subjects), Triumphs of Experience shares a number of surprising findings. For example, the people who do well in old age did not necessarily do so well in midlife, and vice versa. While the study confirms that recovery from a lousy childhood is possible, memories of a happy childhood are a lifelong source of strength. Marriages bring much more contentment after age 70, and physical aging after 80 is determined less by heredity than by habits formed prior to age 50. The credit for growing old with grace and vitality, it seems, goes more to ourselves than to our stellar genetic makeup.

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9780674059825 | Belknap Pr, October 30, 2012, cover price $29.50 | About this edition: At a time when many people around the world are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers some welcome news for the new old age: our lives continue to evolve in our later years, and often become more fulfilling than before.

Paperback:

9780674503816 | Reprint edition (Belknap Pr, May 4, 2015), cover price $17.95
9780395682289, titled "Insight Pocket Guides: Madrid" | Apa Productions, November 1, 1993, cover price $9.95 | also contains Insight Pocket Guides: Madrid | About this edition: Introduces travelers to Madrid and its history, outlines tours of the city and nearby areas, recommends accommodations and restaurants, and provides tips on sights and activities

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Product Description: [LIBRARY EDITION Audiobook CD format in sturdy Vinyl Case with cloth sleeves that keep compact discs protected.] [Read by Don Hagen] A revelatory look at what makes a happy life. -- At a time when many people around the world are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers some welcome news for the new old age: our lives continue to evolve in our later years and often become more fulfilling than before...read more
By Don Hagen (narrator) and George E. Vaillant

CD/Spoken Word:

9781482973235 | Com/cdr un edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, December 15, 2013), cover price $105.00 | About this edition: [LIBRARY EDITION Audiobook CD format in sturdy Vinyl Case with cloth sleeves that keep compact discs protected.

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Product Description: In our current era of holy terror, passionate faith has come to seem like a present danger. Writers such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens have been happy to throw the baby out with the bathwater and declare that the danger is in religion itself...read more

Hardcover:

9780767926577 | Harmony Books, May 20, 2008, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In our current era of holy terror, passionate faith has come to seem like a present danger.

Paperback:

9780767926584 | Reprint edition (Harmony Books, June 9, 2009), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: In our current era of holy terror, passionate faith has come to seem like a present danger.

Paperback:

9781428813212 | 1 edition (Academic Internet Pub Inc, October 30, 2006), cover price $27.95

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More than five hundred Harvard graduates from the class of 1975 reflect on their middle-age lives and the times they live in as they gather for their twenty-fifth reunion.
By George E. Vaillant (introduced by)

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9781565847989 | New Pr, October 1, 2003, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: More than five hundred Harvard graduates from the class of 1975 reflect on their middle-age lives and the times they live in as they gather for their twenty-fifth reunion.
9780070638655, titled "DOS Mundos: A Communicative Approach Spanish Edition for Student" | 3rd edition (McGraw-Hill College, February 1, 1994), cover price $87.70 | also contains DOS Mundos: A Communicative Approach Spanish Edition for Student | About this edition: This text emphasizes communicative proficiency.

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Drawn from an unrivaled series of studies on a vast array of subjects, from their teens to old age, a revolutionary guide documents the essential factors involved in obtaining a happy. healthy old age, and offers practical advice for changing our lifestyle and aging gracefully and successfully. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

Paperback:

9780316090070 | Reprint edition (Little Brown & Co, January 8, 2003), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Documents the essential factors involved in obtaining a happy, healthy old age, and offers practical advice for changing one's lifestyle and aging gracefully and successfully.

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Drawn from an unrivaled series of studies on a vast array of subjects, from their teens to old age, a revolutionary guide documents the essential factors involved in obtaining a happy. healthy old age, and offers pratical advice for changing our lifestyle and aging gracefully and successfully. 50,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780316989367 | Little Brown & Co, January 1, 2002, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Documents the essential factors involved in obtaining a happy, healthy old age, and offers practical advice for changing one's lifestyle and aging gracefully and successfully.

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Product Description: Between 1939 and 1942, one of America's leading universities recruited 268 of its healthiest and most promising undergraduates to participate in a revolutionary new study of the human life cycle. The originators of the program, which came to be known as the Grant Study, felt that medical research was too heavily weighted in the direction of disease, and their intent was to chart the ways in which a group of promising individuals coped with their lives over the course of many years...read more

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9780674004146 | Reprint edition (Harvard Univ Pr, October 1, 1995), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Between 1939 and 1942, one of America's leading universities recruited 268 of its healthiest and most promising undergraduates to participate in a revolutionary new study of the human life cycle.
9780316895217 | Little Brown & Co, September 1, 1978, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Between 1939 and 1942, one of America's leading universities recruited 268 of its healthiest and most promising undergraduates to participate in a revolutionary new study of the human life cycle.

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Hardcover:

9780674603776 | Subsequent edition (Harvard Univ Pr, May 1, 1995), cover price $51.00

Paperback:

9780674603783 | Updated edition (Harvard Univ Pr, May 25, 1995), cover price $35.00

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Product Description: One of America's preeminent psychiatrists draws on his famous Study of Adult Development to give us an exhilarating look at how the mind's defenses work. What we see as the mind's trickery, George Vaillant tells us, is actually healthy...read more

Hardcover:

9780674953727 | Harvard Univ Pr, May 1, 1993, cover price $39.00 | About this edition: One of America's preeminent psychiatrists draws on his famous Study of Adult Development to give us an exhilarating look at how the mind's defenses work.

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Product Description: By summarizing the empirical studies, proposing a universal language of defense mechanisms, and demonstrating how various assessment methods can be used in diagnosis, case formulation, and treatment, Dr. Vaillant and an interdisciplinary group of contributors provide the groundwork for clinical practice as well as future research in the field...read more

Hardcover:

9780880484046 | Amer Psychiatric Pub Inc, June 1, 1992, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: By summarizing the empirical studies, proposing a universal language of defense mechanisms, and demonstrating how various assessment methods can be used in diagnosis, case formulation, and treatment, Dr.

By George E. Vaillant (editor)

Paperback:

9780521347051 | Gardners Books, July 30, 1987, cover price $20.80

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