The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, Volume 1

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Allen & Unwin, 1971 - Philosophy - 228 pages
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Bertrand Russell was born in 1872 and died in 1970. One of the most influential figures of the 20th 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. He also wrote this book, one of the most compelling and vivid autobiographies ever written. Now available in a single paperback, this edition of Russell's Autobiography includes an introduction by scholar Michael Foot exploring the status of this classic nearly 30 years after the publication of its last 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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User Review  - jamclash - LibraryThing

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


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