Personal Impressions

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This enthusiastically received collection contains Isaiah Berlin's appreciation of seventeen people of unusual distinction in the intellectual or political world - sometimes in both. The names of many of them are familiar - Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chaim Weizmann, Albert Einstein, L. B. Namier, J. L. Austin, Maurice Bowra. With the exception of Roosevelt he met them all, and he knew many of them well. For this new edition four new portraits have been added, including recollections of Virginia Woolf and ...

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G S W

Nov 3, 2011

Portraits of an era, political and academic

Isaiah Berlin wrote beautifully about people he knew, mostly Oxford scholars but some key political figures too (even a very few he didn't know personally). In almost every case he adds the personal character sense to people otherwise known only for their surpassing scholarship or political achievement.

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    • Title: Personal Impressions by Isaiah Berlin
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780691157702, 0691157707
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