Hannah Arendt was born in Germany in 1906. She fled Germany in 1933, having received her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. Between 1933 and 1941 she worked in France helping Jewish refugee children emigrate to Palestine. After moving to the United States Hannah Arendt held many influential positions in many universities. She died in 1975.
This year's crop of Penguin "Great Ideas" volumes offers another eclectic dozen works that shaped society from the ancient Greeks to the 20th century. The books are fairly no frills, but the price isn't bad. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Great Ideas... is the right name for these slim, elegant paperbacks... They are written with precision, force, and care. ("The Wall Street Journal") Penguin Books hopes to provide an economical remedy for time-pressed readers in search of intellectual sustenance. ("USA Today")