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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)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) taught political science and philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York and the University of Chicago. Widely acclaimed as a brilliant and original thinker, her works include Eichmann in Jerusalem and The Human Condition.

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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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