Isaiah Berlin: A Life
Isaiah Berlin refused to write an autobiography, but he agreed to talk about himself - and so for 10 years, before's Berlin's death in November 1997, he allowed Michael Ignatieff to interview him about his past, his ideas, his most intimate memories, and his inner conflicts.
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The Foreign Office response that came across Churchill ' s desk a few days later
described the author as a ' Mr Berlin , of Baltic Jewish extraction , by profession a
philosopher ' . On 27 January 1944 Churchill wrote to Eden : ' The summaries ...
At the head of the table , Churchill kept up a steady stream of talk about the war
situation . At the end of lunch , Churchill turned and said , ' Now , Mr Berlin , tell us
what in your opinion is the likelihood of my dear friend , the President , being re ...
29 Churchill ' s own reaction to Berlin ' s fulsome praise took some time in coming
. William Deakin laid it on his desk and waited for Churchill to make a comment .
Finally , getting none , he prompted Churchill and the old man winked and ...
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ISAIAH BERLIN: A LifeUser Review - Kirkus
A polished life of the century's preeminent liberal (in the classic sense) philosopher. Just as Berlin's critics complained he never wrote a single-volume magnum opus but only essays, Berlin's friends ... Read full review
Isaiah Berlin: a lifeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Ignatieff (The Warrior's Honor, LJ 1/98) met and conferred with Berlin periodically over a ten-year period until Berlin's death at the age of 88 in 1997. He also spent hours talking to Berlin's wife ... Read full review