The life story of an immigrant Jewish boy who achieved in America an honorable and high place in the intellectual life of his adopted country. A success story of unusual merit. Morris Cohen describes vividly his early life in Russia and on New York's lower East Side:- his account of the impact of this congested area and its teeming multitudes of newly arrived Jews upon a sensitive, growing lad; of how he managed not only to work his way through school but through City College, Harvard graduate school, to become a Professor of Philosophy at his alma mater; ultimately his acceptance as one of the country's leading philosophers. His comments upon various aspects of our intellectual life are illuminating. Religiously, Dr. Cohen deserted the strict orthodoxy of his father's Jewish faith, early in his career. Though he called himself an agnostic, his book proves him a spiritually minded man. Here is a book that will interest not only Jewish readers, and philosophers, but all who are concerned with the possibilities in this land of opportunity.