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My Years with Ludwig von Mises

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04/01/1984Margit von Mises

A moving account of her life with "Lu," from their first days in Vienna to his death in New York in 1973. The reader learns that Mises was a warm and gentle husband, in addition to being a great mind. The author reports interesting anecdotes on various encounters with famous economists and philosophers, both in Europe and the U.S. This is an intimate portrait no Mises admirer can be without.

She writes with disarming honesty about what it was like to be married to one of the century's great geniuses - and be involved in all aspects of his life. Mises himself was reticent to speak of his life, at least the personal aspects of it, so this first-hand account by his wife is indispensable, and an excellent piece of literature in its own right.

Margit was an amazing woman, and this is her thrilling memoire. You owe it to yourself to get to know her and her husband through her work.

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Margit von Mises

Margit Serény von Mises (1890–1993) was an actress from Hamburg, and the wife of Ludwig von Mises. They met in 1925 and married on 6 July 1938. She wrote a memoir, My Years with Ludwig von Mises, of which Rothbard writes: "Margit's greatest achievement in the Mises industry was her wonderful memoir of her life together with Lu, a touching and romantic, as well as dramatic, story, on which she embarked after Lu's death in 1973, and which she published three years later..."

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New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1976

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