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2.0 out of 5 stars He's not a nice guy, 24 Feb. 2009
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James C. Townsend "book squirrelious" (La Jonquera, Catalonia, Spain) - See all my reviews
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Albert Barnes had always intrigued me ever since I learned of his foundation in Philadelphia. I wanted to learn more. I read The Devil and Dr. Barnes and came away from it with an unpleasant taste in my mouth, no fault of the writer. Dr. Barnes was not a nice person. I realize the book was centered on the Foundation and Dr. Barnes' peculiar way of running it, but I would have preferred to see more art and less artlessness. His treatment of Bertrand Russell was especially demeaning. I did come across a good quote by Barnes that I hope to use one day: "...a hearsay version of a honeymoon narrated by an octogenerian."
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