The Life of John Maynard Keynes
By R. F. Harrod
Harcourt, Macmillan, 1951, 674 pp.
A just appraisal of this very substantial biography by a prominent Oxford economist is to be found in two of the author's prefatory remarks: that in a man "of intense individuality . . . there is a vital spirit which no biography can portray" and that while a definitive estimate of Keynes' work cannot yet be made, there is need for an eyewitness contemporary to attempt the task if only to save future students "from mistakes, which there would later be no one to correct."