The Biography Famous
by Alfred G. Meyer
Arranged and edited by Stefan G. Meyer
 
The Biography Famous

"A radical new experiment in portraiture."

Toward the end of a distinguished scholarly career in the field of political science, Alfred G. Meyer wrote two books that were never published. The first was a biography of Friedrich Engels and the second was a memoir that looked back on his life and career. The reaction of prospective publishers to the Engels biography was that it was neither fish nor fowl — not rigorous enough from a scholarly point of view, yet too academic to appeal to a general readership. The memoir also posed similar problems. It was lively and entertaining, full of sharply drawn, humorous observations of the people he met during his life, yet overall dominated by his intellectual curiosity. It was an intellectual autobiography in brief, a document that was illuminating to his friends and associates, but that did not quite give an account of the true stirrings that animated his nature. This volume merges the two manuscripts, by taking the chapters of his memoir that focused on his career as a political scientist and juxtaposing them with the Engels biography. The result is a radically new experiment in portraiture — an intellectual self-portrait of a scholar rendered by means of the picture he drew of his historical subject.

 

Reviewed and Endorsed by:

Carol Givner, President of Gold Coast Fiction Writers, Editor of Wordsmith, and author of Bing, Bang, Boom and Steam Heat, among other numerous works of bestselling fiction.

"Stefan Garris Meyer has superbly compiled and edited a unique and contemplative work. He has showcased the autobiography of his father, Alfred G. Meyer, with the elder Meyer's biography of Friedrich Engels. The resulting book, The Biography Famous, highlights the lives of two strong-willed intellectuals whose concepts and purpose merged in history and endured. Insightful and pensive, The Biography Famous will open vistas of concentric thought and bring you back to its pages for inspiration."

Carol Givner, President of Gold Coast Fiction Writers
 


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The Biography Famous is available as a Amazon Kindle e-book and Paperback. For a limited time, this book will be available for FREE on the Kindle (actual time to be announced).

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  Publication Date: July 2012
Publisher: Spiritual Traveler Press/G. Meyer Books
Number of pages: 381
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