A former law student of mine writes:
As gift-giving season comes around I find myself looking for a good biography of a philosopher to give a friend. When I saw the Christian Science Monitor quote that appears in the Amazon description of Ray Monk's Wittgenstein book ("Great philosophical biographies can be counted on one hand. Monk's life of Wittgenstein is such a one."), I figured I'd toss the thought over to you as a potential blog discussion topic.
So, readers, what would you recommend and why? Signed comments preferred, but all comments must include a valid e-mail address, which will not appear.