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on 9 January 2018
Loved this book, an absolutely fascinating story of a brilliant man whose life ended all too soon.
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on 18 May 2015
Short but brilliant. Like Ramsey's life. A star exploding across a very bright sky. When he shines in a firmament which includes Russell and Wittgenstein, you know he is a true original. A really fascinating read about an often forgotten figure.
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on 14 May 2013
I found this an interesting short biography of an almost unknown genius. It seems strange that one so talented could have remained in obscurity for so long. Perhaps there were host of other stars in the firmament who did not relish the idea of being eclipsed. An enjoyable read that set more problems than it answered.
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on 30 August 2013
Reviewing the book is pretty pointless since this is the only one you'll find on Ramsey, but thankfully it's also a pretty good one.

Ramsey himself is an incredibly interesting person with almost unbelievable talent - correcting Keynes as a first year undergrad is remarkable by any standards, and to be taken seriously by Wittgenstein is a mark of pdistinction that few philosophers can claim. I'm not a mathematician so I'm not qualified to speak about his work but it seems sad that it went unrecognised for so long.

All in all I very much enjoyed reading this little book and recommend it highly.
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on 3 August 2014
Good.
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on 2 June 2013
Only came to this after a recommendation by Stephen Fry. Essentially a good biog of a really interesting and prophetic polymath, who I (and I suspect most people) will be unaware of.
Worth the relatively small cost of the kindle copy.
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on 2 March 2013
short story, got a feeling for how great this man was but not much about his actual work. An easy read. Would recommend to a friend.
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on 11 March 2013
In Frank Ramsey, his genius, and his tragically short life, Karl Sabbagh has found a wonderful subject and he has researched it and written it with great enthusiasm and flair. The book is a riveting, entertaining and inspiring read.
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on 15 May 2013
It was too brief and thin on context. Talked more about his open love life than any other subject. Just very poor book
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on 25 June 2017
Good bio of a short life
Tragic death unexplained really though
Interesting background on bloomsbury and ramsey hihghly thought of by others in there
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