Politics, logic, and love: the life of Jean Van Heijenoort
This story of a highly intelligent observer of this turbulent century who was intimately involved as the secretary and bodyguard to Leon Trotsky is based on extensive interviews with the subject, Jean van Heijenoort, and his family, friends, and colleagues. The author has captured the personal drama and the professional life of her protagonist -- ranging from the political passion of a young intellectual to the scientific and historic work in the most abstract and yet philosophically important area of logic -- in a very readable narrative.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
A Sharp Left Turn
The Old Man on the Island of Princes
Norwegian and Red
9 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Anne asked became Brandeis Breton Bunny called Cambridge colleagues Comrade Coyoacan Creil Dewey Commission Diego Diego Rivera father feelings Feferman felt Fourth International France Frege French Frida Frida Kahlo friends Gabrielle Brausch Gaby Godel Gollay Harvard University Press Helene Herbrand Hoover intellectual interview with ABF Jean van Heijenoort Jeannot jenoort JvH fils knew Kurt Godel later Laure van Heijenoort Leon Trotsky letter to ABF Lev Davidovich Liova live logicians Loretta Guyer Lycee Saint-Louis marriage Marxism mathematics Mexico City Molinier mother Natalia Sedova never Nicolaevsky papers Paris Partisan Review party Paulette philosophy Pierre Broue political Prinkipo problems Professor Raymond Molinier Rivera Sedov Socialist Socialist Workers party Solomon Feferman Source Book Stalin Stanford stay Stefan Bauer-Mengelberg student talk things thought told took Trotsky Archive Trotsky in Exile Trotsky's Trotskyite Van's wanted wife wrote York