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Gandhi, a seditious Middle [Inner] Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well known in the East, striding half-naked up the steps of the Viceregal palace, while he is still organizing and conducting a defiant campaign of civil disobedience, to parley on equal terms with the representative of the King-Emperor. One may also be aware that while in London to attend the Round Table Conference, Gandhi wanted to meet Churchill but the latter had refused to see him, though his son Randolph met Gandhi. I have been long trying to be a fakir and that [too] naked - a more difficult task.
Born five years and seven thousand miles apart, they became embodiments of the nations they led. Both became living icons, idolized and admired around the world. Today, they remain enduring models of leadership in a democratic society. Yet the truth was Churchill and Gandhi were bitter enemies throughout their lives. This book reveals, for the first time, how that rivalry shaped the twentieth-century and beyond. For more than forty years, from to , Gandhi and Churchill were locked in a tense struggle for the hearts and minds of the British public, and of world opinion.
The following are selected snippets rather than a full representation of Herman's book. Herman has a doctorate in history from Johns Hopkins University. Herman writes that the Sepoy Mutiny of "left a permanent stamp of race fear in England," and that Britain's defeat of the uprising "reinforced the lesson that the British were born to rule and the Indians to obey. The British viewed Hindus as weak and superstitious but also intriguing and cunning. The Muslims of India, writes Herman, "were considered physically strong but intellectually dim, while Sikhs were loyal but unstable.
Look Inside. In this fascinating and meticulously researched book, bestselling historian Arthur Herman sheds new light on two of the most universally recognizable icons of the twentieth century, and reveals how their forty-year rivalry sealed the fate of India and the British Empire. Yet Arthur Herman reveals how their lives and careers became intertwined as the twentieth century unfolded. Both men would go on to lead their nations through harrowing trials and two world wars—and become locked in a fierce contest of wills that would decide the fates of countries, continents, and ultimately an empire. Here is a sweeping epic with a fascinating supporting cast, and a brilliant narrative parable of two men whose great successes were always haunted by personal failure—and whose final moments of triumph were overshadowed by the loss of what they held most dear.
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The Great Man theory of history has it, in the words of Thomas Carlyle, that "the history of the world is but the biography of great men. In the 20th century, personalities did not come more titanic than Mohandas Gandhi and Winston Churchill, men who held sway over many millions of lives, bathed in popular appeal and irretrievably defined the destinies of their countries. History stayed on its steady oblivious course. To call history oblivious to them, however, is almost certainly an overstatement. Herman's suggestion of an epic personal rivalry is similarly contentious. His subjects met exactly once - in London in November , when Gandhi visited Churchill, then colonial under-secretary, to protest the treatment of Indians in South Africa. They corresponded rarely, received news of each other only through third parties, and often waged fiercer domestic battles with their own countrymen than with each other.
Herman's dual biography artfully depicts the personalities of the two men The future of British India hung upon the outcome of their year struggle He served as the coordinator of the Western Heritage Program at the Smithsonian and has been the recipient of Fulbright, Mellon and Newcombe Foundation grants. He lives in Virginia. Du kanske gillar. Spara som favorit.
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Нет! - Он схватился за голову. - Нет. Шестиэтажная ракета содрогалась. Стратмор нетвердыми шагами двинулся к дрожащему корпусу и упал на колени, как грешник перед лицом рассерженного божества. Все предпринятые им меры оказались бесполезными.
Она оказалась права, но никогда не подозревала насколько. - Вы заплатили ему десять тысяч долларов? - Она повысила голос. - Это грязный трюк. - Трюк? - Теперь уже Стратмор не мог скрыть свое раздражение.
Отступив в кабинет Стратмора, Сьюзан почувствовала, что начинает терять сознание. В горле нестерпимо горело. Все вокруг светилось ярко-красными огнями.
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