Kim Jong Il and the Korean Dilemmais an engrossing study of the relationships between individual and cultural psychodynamic factors, political science, and the decision-making processes of national leaders, as exemplified by North Korea's Kim Jong Il. Author Ronald Turco examines the role psychoanalytic theory can play in the interpretation of international events (2005, Second Edition, Imago Books).
Walk East on Burnsideis a mystery novel set in the Pacific Northwest. Author Ronald Turco, a renowned psychiatrist instrumental in clearing some high profile cases, draws on a lifetime of experiences to weave a haunting tale of crime and criminals (2000, Imago Books). Click image to see this book at Powell's.com.
The Architecture of Creativity - Profiles Behind the Maskexplores the lives of well-known artists, including Andrew Wyeth, Duke Ellington, Mark Rothko, Yukio Mishima, Helen Hardin, Edvard Munch, Vincent Van Gogh, and Leonardo da Vinci. By immersing the reader in the common threads of these artists' shared experiences, author Ronald Turco demonstrates the ways in which creativity develops and finds expression as a uniquely human experience (1998, Dancing Moon Press). Click image to see this book at Powell's.com.
Closely Watched Shadowsis a fascinating story of forensic detection written by the Portland, Oregon, psychiatrist who participated in the criminal investigation and apprehension of a highly publicized serial murderer by developing a profile of the killer (1998, Book Partners, Inc.). Click image to see this book at Powell's.com.