Profiles of Gandhi


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A profile of Gandhi and his contributions. An enlightening introduction by Norman Cousins, who also serves as the editor of this valuable book. Divided into five sections, each contains tributes paid to Gandhi by American journalists, writers, clergymen, photographers and other public figures. Each entry is accompanied by a brief biography of the writer along with a photograph. The five major sections are Some American Reflections on Living Gandhi, 1930-48; American Tributes to Gandhi, Winter 1948-49; American Tributes to Gandhi, 1950-59; Gandhi's Legacy to America Non-Violence and Civil Rights; and Presidential Tributes. Among the 64 individuals quoted are John Gunther, Vincent Sheean, Margaret Bourke- White, Douglas Mac Arthur, Albert Einstein, Pearl Buck, John Haynes Holmes, Chester Bowles, Erik H. Erikson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy. Contains. excellent photographs. Produced on the centennial anniversary of Gandhi's birth. The writings "represent a genuine reflection of Gandhi's hold on the moral imagination of the American people."


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