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Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher
Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher
Author: Tom Bethell
ISBN: 
978-0-8179-1414-1
Pub Date: 
March 25, 2012
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"My life is not important. It's not even very interesting. Ideas are all that's important."—Eric Hoffer

THE EXCEPTIONAL LIFE OF THE "LONGSHOREMAN PHILOSOPHER"

A truly original American writer and thinker, Eric Hoffer was free of the practical pressures that steer many people of an intellectual disposition into conventional channels of thought. He lay beyond the peer pressure, grant-hunting, and cultural intimidation that stultify much of the academic world today. He always had the courage to stand alone.

Three books about Hoffer were published in his lifetime, all of them now out of print. But now, in this volume, Tom Bethell offers a new, detailed biography of the man who became known as the "Longshoreman Philosopher." In addition to drawing from Hoffer's private papers and interviews with those who knew him, Bethell spent time interviewing Hoffer in the years just before his death. His meticulous accounts of these meetings offer new insights into this often enigmatic but always fascinating man.

Tom Bethell is a journalist in Washington, DC, where he is a senior editor of The American Spectator. For twenty-five years he has been a visiting media fellow at the Hoover Institution, where Eric Hoffer's papers are now preserved.


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