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Description - Gandhi and Churchill by Arthur Herman

Mohandas Gandhi and Winston Churchill- India's founder and Great Britian's greatest Prime Minister. 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 1906 to 1948, Gandhi and Churchill were locked in a tense struggle for the hearts and minds of the British public, and of world opinion. Although they met only once, their titanic contest of wills would decide the fate of nations, continents, peoples, and ultimately an Empire.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099493440
ISBN-10: 0099493446
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 32mm)
Pages: 736
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 29-May-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Arthur Herman

Arthur Herman is the author of To Rule the Waves, The Scottish Enlightenment, The Idea of Decline in Western History and Joseph McCarthy. He has been a professor of history at Georgetown University, Catholic University, George Mason University and the University of the South. 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.

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