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For several reasons, prominently including arrest, ardent revolutionary and intellectual Karl Marx (1818-1883) did not seek personal publicity. In the twelve decades since his death, ideological wars have further obscured the man. Thus, Mary Gabriel's extensively researched new biography illuminates the personal and family life of one of the least known, yet most influential men of the past two centuries. Marx's almost lifelong relationship with Jenny van Westphalen (1814-1881), whom he married in 1843, forms the center of this extraordinary narrative, much of which unfolds as the Marx family flees from the police and professional informers. A powerful human story about a most controversial man.