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The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell 1914-44

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This new edition of his Autobiography, published for the first time in one hardback volume and introduced by Michael Foot, charts the life of a remarkable man in the lucid and honest style characteristic of all his writing.
Hardcover, 339 pages
Published October 27th 1969 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1951)
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David
Aug 27, 2015 David rated it it was amazing
I am not selling this book, despite the blurb attached to the title. My copy has been in my library for many years, finally to be read in the past few weeks.

I had the good opportunity to peruse the Principia Mathematica in our college library and found it much beyond my desire or ability to appreciate. That was nearly a half-century ago, and I am too far into my dotage to revisit that work, even if logical constructs like "Dedekindin Continuity" excited my thoughts at this stage of life.

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Andrew Krupnicki
Feb 07, 2015 Andrew Krupnicki rated it it was amazing
Bertrand Russell was one of the most powerful minds of the past century, and his life's work continues over forty years after his death. All three volumes of the Autobiography are an essential read for anyone who values justice, tolerance, and love.
Dozy Pilchard
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Excellent second volume.
Gary Godefroy
Jul 02, 2014 Gary Godefroy rated it liked it
Bertrand Russell had an amazing intellect and knew many of the giant intellectuals of his long 98 years on earth. He was very candid about his personal life. Much of the autobiography were letters written to him by now famous people. This was a two edged sword. It was interesting to hear what others wrote, but it gave less space for Russell to expound his personal philosophy. That's why I gave it only 3 stars. However, I will read Volume 2, and I know it will be worth reading.
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS, was a Welsh philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, advocate for social reform, pacifist, and prominent rationalist. Although he was usually regarded as English, as he spent the majority of his life in England, he was born in Wales, where he also died.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 "in recognition of his var
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