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Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher

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Drawn from Eric Hoffer's private papers as well as interviews with those who knew him, this detailed biography paints a picture of a truly original American thinker and writer. Author Tom Bethell interviewed Hoffer in the years just before his death, and his meticulous accounts of those meetings offer new insights into the man known as the "Longshoreman Philosopher."
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Hoover Institution Press (first published March 25th 2011)
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Stanley Turner
Apr 25, 2016 Stanley Turner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Biography...

Although sketchy at times, this biography of Eric Hoffer is excellent reading. Bethell not only covers Hoffer's life, he discusses much of his philosophy. Overall enjoyable read...
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An excellent biography. I never did buy Hoffer's explanation of his background.
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