From Trotsky to Gödel
The Life of Jean van Heijenoort
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.
Table of Contents
I Chapter 1 In My Beginning Is My End Creil: 1912.-1918 Chapter 2 "Those Schools" 1919-1929 Chapter 3 A Sharp Left 'fum, Paris: 1930-1932 II Chapter 4 The Old Man on the Island of Princes 1\.trkey: 1932.-1933 Chapter 5 On the Move France: 1933-1935 Chapter 6 Herring: Norwegian and Red France and Norway: 1935-1936 Chapter 7 A Blue House on a New Planet Mexico: 1937 Chapter 8 Arrivals and Departures Mexico: 1938 Chapter 9 Two Women Mexico: 1938-1939, III Chapter 10 Out of the Shadow? The United States: 1939-1945 Chapter 11 Another Life 1945-1950 Chapter 12 The House That Jean Built 1945-1956 Chapter 13 A Passion for Exactitude 1957-1977 Chapter 14 The Archivist in Spite of Himself 1940-1986 Chapter 15 The Door to Life Mexico: 1960-1980 Chapter 16 The End 1981-1986, Afterword, Appendix Jean van Heijenoort's Scholarly Work
Anita Burdman Feferman (Author)