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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

Label
Worldly philosopher : the odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
Title
Worldly philosopher
Title remainder
the odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Adelman
Title variation
Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adelman, Jeremy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hirschman, Albert O
  • Hirschman, Albert O
  • Hirschman, Albert O
  • Economists
  • Economics
  • Economic development
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economic development
  • Economics
  • Economists
Label
Worldly philosopher : the odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman, Jeremy Adelman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 699-708) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : mots justes -- The garden -- Berlin is burning -- Proving Hamlet wrong -- The hour of courage -- Crossings -- Of guns and butter -- The last battle -- The anthill -- The biography of a file -- Colombia years -- Following my truth -- The empirical lantern -- Sing the epic -- The God who helped -- The cold monster -- Man, the stage -- Body parts -- Disappointment -- Social science for our grandchildren -- Reliving the present -- Conclusion : Marc Chagall's kiss -- Afterward : sailing into the wind
Control code
ocn829713882
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 740 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299160026
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt212d82
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)829713882
Label
Worldly philosopher : the odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman, Jeremy Adelman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 699-708) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : mots justes -- The garden -- Berlin is burning -- Proving Hamlet wrong -- The hour of courage -- Crossings -- Of guns and butter -- The last battle -- The anthill -- The biography of a file -- Colombia years -- Following my truth -- The empirical lantern -- Sing the epic -- The God who helped -- The cold monster -- Man, the stage -- Body parts -- Disappointment -- Social science for our grandchildren -- Reliving the present -- Conclusion : Marc Chagall's kiss -- Afterward : sailing into the wind
Control code
ocn829713882
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 740 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299160026
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt212d82
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)829713882

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