Autobiography (Routledge Classics) by Bertrand Russell

By Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell is still one of many maximum philosophers and most complicated and arguable figures of the 20th century. right here, during this frank, funny and decidedly captivating autobiography, Russell bargains readers the tale of his lifestyles – introducing the folk, occasions and impacts that formed the guy he was once to develop into. initially released in 3 volumes within the past due Nineteen Sixties, Autobiography by means of Bertrand Russell is a revealing recollection of a really awesome existence written with the vibrant freshness and readability that has made Bertrand Russell’s writings so distinctively his personal.

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Shortly before noon on 14 March, Khartoum’s palms and minarets emerge from a red dust haze downriver. ” PART ONE 1910–1913 The epigraphs at the head of every chapter are taken from the poems of Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935), whom Theodore Roosevelt rescued from poverty and obscurity in 1905. He went on to win three Pulitzer Prizes. CHAPTER 1 Loss of Imperial Will Equipped with unobscured intent He smiles with lions at the gate, Acknowledging the compliment Like one familiar with his fate.

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