Notes and Recollections
Notes and Recollections is, in part, an autobiography, a purely
intellectual one written at the conclusion of Ludwig von Mises' European
career. It was written in 1940 upon his arrival in the United States.
Unlike many other autobiographies that dwell on the writer's background
and family relations, this book hinges on Mises' intellectual development,
and his role in the realm of social and economic thought. Disappointed
by the intellectual decline and despairing of the future of European civilization,
he penned his memoirs in sadness and bitterness. They are a splendid record
of a farsighted observer of the darkness that had descended over Europe.
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