The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell

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Routledge, Apr 23, 2014 - Philosophy - 760 pages
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Bertrand Russell was born in 1872 and died in 1970. One of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, he transformed philosophy and can lay claim to being one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He was a Nobel Prize winner for Literature and was imprisoned several times as a result of his pacifism. His views on religion, education, sex, politics and many other topics, made him one of the most read and revered writers of the age. This, his autobiography, is one of the most compelling and vivid ever written.
This one-volume, compact paperback edition contains an introduction by the politician and scholar, Michael Foot, which explores the status of this classic nearly 30 years after the publication of the final volume.
 

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User Review  - robertsgirl - LibraryThing

This is supposed to be one of the greatest autobiographies written. Russell knew a large number of prominent people of his age. He was a free thinker about sex, and a most controversial figure. Vol II brgins at the start of WWI thru WWII. Read full review

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Peak into the world of a true renaissance man. It begins to divert about halfway through towards his relationships and marriage, but his insight is keen and his writing is excellent. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
viii
Adolescence
33
Cambridge
53
Engagement
72
First Marriage
126
Trincipia Mathematica
147
Cambridge Again
210
19141944
237
SecondMarriage
385
Later Years of Telegraph House
429
America 19381944
459
19441967
505
At Home and Abroad
557
Trafalgar Square
595
The Foundation
652
Postscript
725

China
357

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