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The Resource Worldly philosopher : the odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman, Jeremy Adelman

Worldly philosopher : the odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman, Jeremy Adelman

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Worldly philosopher : the odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
Title
Worldly philosopher
Title remainder
the odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Adelman
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Language
eng
Summary
"Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century's most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and hopes, a worldly intellectual who fought for and wrote in defense of the values of tolerance and change. Born in Berlin in 1915, Hirschman grew up amid the promise and turmoil of the Weimar era, but fled Germany when the Nazis seized power in 1933. Amid hardship and personal tragedy, he volunteered to fight against the fascists in Spain and helped many of Europe's leading artists and intellectuals escape to America after France fell to Hitler. His intellectual career led him to Paris, London, and Trieste, and to academic appointments at Columbia, Harvard, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was an influential adviser to governments in the United States, Latin America, and Europe, as well as major foundations and the World Bank. Along the way, he wrote some of the most innovative and important books in economics, the social sciences, and the history of ideas. Throughout, he remained committed to his belief that reform is possible, even in the darkest of times. This is the first major account of Hirschman's remarkable life, and a tale of the twentieth century as seen through the story of an astute and passionate observer. Adelman's riveting narrative traces how Hirschman's personal experiences shaped his unique intellectual perspective, and how his enduring legacy is one of hope, open-mindedness, and practical idealism"--
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individual biography
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Adelman, Jeremy
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illustrations
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hirschman, Albert O
  • Economists
  • Economics
  • Economic development
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Worldly philosopher : the odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman, Jeremy Adelman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 699-708) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17300496
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 740 pages
Isbn
9780691155678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)820123478
Label
Worldly philosopher : the odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman, Jeremy Adelman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 699-708) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17300496
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 740 pages
Isbn
9780691155678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)820123478

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