The Life of Bertrand Russell

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Sep 28, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 776 pages
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The eloquent and intimate biography of one of the most significant figures of the last century.

Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and won the Nobel Prize for literature. Born into the high world of the Whig aristocracy, among people for whom Waterloo was still almost a personal memory, Russell lived to inspire the campaign against nuclear warfare. He was imprisoned in 1918 for his Pacifism.

Ronald Clark, with access to a mass of material, provides a fascinating and graphic portrait of the man. There is virtually no aspect of Russell's long life to which something new - and often unexpected - is not added by this remarkable and incisive book.
 

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Contents

Preface
The Reason
The Lodge in the Park
Cambridge Chrysalis
Marriage in Haste
Repentance at Leisure
Against theStream 11 Into Battle
Colette
From WartoPeace 14 TurningPoint A Long March Downhill 15 Start ofan Experiment 16 End of anExperiment 17 The American Ordeal 18 A Mem...
The Last Attachment
Towards a Short War with Russia?
Into theNewWorld 21 The Genesis of Protest
PrivateMemorandum concerning Ralph Schoenman by Bertrand Russell
Sources and Bibliography
Copyright

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Ronald Clark (1916-1987) born in London and educated at King's College School. In 1933 he chose journalism as a career. During the Second World War, after being turned down for military duty on medical grounds, he served as a war correspondent. During this time Clark landed on Juno Beach with the Canadians on D-Day and followed the war until it's end, then remained in Germany to report on the major War Crimes trials.

Clark returned to Britain in 1948 and wrote extensively on subjects ranging from mountain climbing to the atomic bomb, Balmoral Castle to world explorers. He also wrote a number of biographies on a myriad of figures, such as: Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Sigmund Freud, and Bertrand Russell.

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