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Bertrand Russell: Volume Two; the Ghost of Madness, 1921-1970

by Monk, Ray

  • ISBN: 9780743212151
  • ISBN10: 0743212150

Bertrand Russell: Volume Two; the Ghost of Madness, 1921-1970

by Monk, Ray

  • List Price: $40.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publish date: 03/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780743212151
  • ISBN10: 0743212150
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Description: The most public and spectacular half of Bertrand Russell's life is the subject of the second volume of this magisterial biography. How did the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century, a genius of analytical philosophy, come to live in a storm of vanity, doubt, and fear? Ray Monk tells a larger-than-life tale of the tragic failure of rationality to provide a complete answer to life's challenges.

A brilliant thinker who believed that all matters -- from politics and economics to psychology -- could be tackled scientifically, Russell wanted to save the world with his straightforward principles; but he could not deny that logic was failing him. His rational take on relationships led to four troubled marriages; his scientific parenting produced an insane son. Yet in his public life, Russell's influence grew. He sparred with Leon Trotsky, persuaded T. S. Eliot to pursue poetry, and dined with the makers of the atomic bomb. The untold story of his very public role in the Cuban Missile Crisis is both shocking and gutwrenching. Finally, he was dogged to his grave by fears of insanity and haunted by his failure in the pursuit of happiness.

Revealing Russell's dark side in gripping detail, Monk presents previously unpublished letters and journals as he weaves the tragic tale of a great man with a unique history of the culture and ideas of the twentieth century.

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