Essays in Biography. John Maynard Keynes.

Essays in Biography

New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1933. First Edition, First Printing. The great economist has written biographical essays of some politicians and economists. Octavo, 318 pages. Near Fine in the extremely scarce dust jacket, which has a large chip at the top of the front panel and on the darkened spine, along with small tears in the corners. Jacket flaps also chipped. Item #591

One of Keynes's more interesting essays is about Leon Trotsky, who had written "Where Is Britain Going?" Keynes is scathing: "Its dogmatic tone about our affairs, where even the author's flashes of insight are clouded by his inevitable ignorance of what he is talking about, cannot commend it to an English reader." But he hastens to add: "Yet there is a certain style about Trotsky."

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