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A Memoir
Recalling his friendship and conversations with the late Indian leader, William Shirer presents a portrait of Gandhi that spotlights his frailties as well as his accomplishments. As a young foreign correspondent, William Shirer reported briefly on Gandhibut the year was 1931, when India's struggle for independence peaked and Gandhi scored perhaps his greatest political success. The year before, he had led a 200-mile march to the sea to pick up a lump of salta violation of the British salt tax; and this symbolic act (likehe reminds Shirerthe Boston Tea Party) had propelled the Indian masses into nonviolent civil disobedience on a large scale. To check its spread, Gandhi had been arbitrarily imprisoned. Now he was out of prison and negotiating with the British viceroy: if Gandhi would call off the civil-disobedience campaign and attend an upcoming London conference, the British would make concessions too.

These, however, were so limited and vague that many...
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  • ISBN: 9781451699944
  • Auteur: William L. Shirer
  • Uitgave: Simon & Schuster
  • Jaar van uitgave: 2012
  • Taal: Engels
  • Artikelnummer: 59890112
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