Edition: First printing.
New York: Basic Books, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author, who has published other psychoanalytic studies of suicide, debunks the myth that suicide in the US is "white" problem - in fact, the reverse is true for young urban adults, where the rate for young blacks is significantly higher. He also shows that suicide has a radically different significance for black Americans, often related to the frustrations of living in a racially unjust society. Charts and tables, index. 171 pp. Errata slip laid in.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (a few pencil checkmarks, price-clipped.)