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.
Anita gives an overview of the book:
Anita Burdman Feferman writes biography, memoir and fiction. She has published Politics, Logic and Love:The Life of Jean van Heijenoort, AK Peters. (The paperback title is From Trotsky to Gödel:The Life of Jean van Heijenoort) and Alfred Tarski:Life and...