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Hannah Arendt was born in Hanover, Germany, 1906, fled to Paris in 1933, and came to the United States after the outbreak of World War II. She was editorial director of Schocken Books from 1946 to 1948. She taught at Berkeley, Princeton, the University of Chicago, and The New School for Social Research. Arendt died in 1975.
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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Schocken; First Edition edition (June 7, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805211861
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805211863
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.3 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #944,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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While the writing is dense, Arendt was a perceptive observer of things as they were and would be. I'm disappointed that the subsequent collections were never published.
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