From Trotsky to Gödel: The Life of Jean van Heijenoort by Anita Burdman Feferman

By Anita Burdman Feferman

This tale of a very smart observer of the turbulent twentieth century who was once in detail concerned because the secretary and bodyguard to Leon Trotsky relies on vast interviews with the topic, Jean van Heijenoort, and his relations, buddies, and co-workers. the writer has captured the non-public drama and the pro lifetime of her protagonist--ranging from the political ardour of a tender highbrow to the medical and historical paintings within the such a lot summary and but philosophically vital region of logic--in a really readable narrative.

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