Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher (Hoover by Thomas Bethell

By Thomas Bethell

"My lifestyles isn't really vital. it is not even very attention-grabbing. principles are all that is important."—Eric Hoffer

THE unprecedented lifetime of THE "LONGSHOREMAN PHILOSOPHER"

A actually unique American author and philosopher, Eric Hoffer used to be freed from the sensible pressures that steer many folks of an highbrow disposition into traditional channels of idea. He lay past the peer strain, grant-hunting, and cultural intimidation that stultify a lot of the educational global this present day. He consistently had the braveness to face alone.

Three books approximately Hoffer have been released in his lifetime, them all now out of print. yet now, during this quantity, Tom Bethell bargains a brand new, certain biography of the fellow who turned referred to as the "Longshoreman Philosopher." as well as drawing from Hoffer's deepest papers and interviews with those that knew him, Bethell hung out interviewing Hoffer within the years ahead of his loss of life. His meticulous debts of those conferences provide new insights into this frequently enigmatic yet consistently interesting man.

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