Autobiography by John Stuart Mill
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One of the greatest prodigies of his era, John Stuart Mill (1806-73) was studying arithmetic and Greek by the age of three, as part of an astonishingly intense education at his father's hand. Intellectually brilliant, fearless and profound, he became a leading Victorian liberal thinker, whose works - including On Liberty, Utilitarianism, The Subjection of Women and this Autobiography - are among the crowning achievements of the age. Here he describes the pressures placed on him by his childhood, the mental breakdown he suffered as a young man, his struggle to understand a world of feelings and emotions far removed from his father's strict didacticism, and the later development of his own radical beliefs. A moving account of an extraordinary life, this great autobiography reveals a man of deep integrity, constantly searching for truth.
 

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John Stuart Mill, Classical economist, was born in 1806. His father was the Ricardian economist, James Mill. John Stuart Mill's writings on economics and philosophy were prodigious. His "Principles of Political Economy, With Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy," published in 1848, was the leading economics textbook of the English-speaking world during the second half of the 19th century. Some of Mill's other works include "Considerations on Representative Government," "Auguste Comte and Positivism," "The Subjection of Women," and "Three Essays on Religion." John Mill died in 1873.
 
Published July 1, 2004 by Neeland Media LLC. 250 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Travel. Non-fiction

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It was genuinely about life with Beau and what the family learned from him rather than - as so many such books are - what the family had done for the dog.

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Scotsman.com

EARLY in this book, Chris Hoy muses on what readers expect from an athlete's autobiography.

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