"[Kinsey] is a brave man, for to publish this book took real courage, courage to fight taboos and prejudices, preconceptions based on ignorance and the confusion that comes from trans-lating one's personal experience as universal practice" Howard A. Rusk wrote in "Concerning Man's Basic Drive," a book review that appeared in the New York Times on January 4, 1948. Alfred Kinsey's landmark study, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (W. B. Saunders, 1948), launched the modern era of sex research. Together with Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, published five years later, it provided the public for the first time with broadly based, systematically gathered, detailed descriptive data of Americans' sexual practices. Both volumes were best-sellers in the United States and were later translated and published in countries around the world.