From Trotsky to Gödel: The Life of Jean van Heijenoort

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 11, 2000 - Mathematics - 432 pages
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This story of a highly intelligent observer of the turbulent 20th century who was intimately involved as the secretary and bodyguard to Leon Trotsky is based on extensive interviews with the subject, Jean van Heijenoort, and his family, friends, and colleagues. The author has captured the personal drama and the professional life of her protagonist--ranging from the political passion of a young intellectual to the scientific and historic work in the most abstract and yet philosophically important area of logic--in a very readable narrative.

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Anita Burdman Feferman is an independent scholar and writer. She is the author of Politics, Logic and Love: The Life of Jean van Heijenoort (published in paperback as From Trotsky to Godel: The Life of Jean van Heijenoort). She knew Alfred Tarski socially for thirty years.

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