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This is an amazing record of the life of one of the most inspiring figures of the twentieth century, with over 300 photographs drawn from a comprehensive visual archive compiled over 12 years. In one of the most extraordinary lives ever lived, Mahatma Gandhi (18691948) effected tremendous political change and wielded enormous influence. His teachings on non-violence elevated him in the eyes of many to the status of a saint. Among those profoundly influenced by his philosophy of peaceful resistance was Martin Luther King Jr, who adopted Gandhi's methods in his own struggle for civil rights. In Peter Rhe's book, Gandhi's life is told by means of an extraordinary ... Rest of this review on the detail page
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This is a very special book as it is built up from the letters Ellen wrote to her family in the years that she was stationed near Nome in Alaska. It's a description of day to day life up in Alaska (where the winter ice kept any ship from coming in), adjusting to that environment, living with and educating the Eskimos there. Also how things change over time when more trade starts with Alaska and gold diggers start coming in. The book has a very readable style which enables the reader to experience how life was over there. The very regular writing (eventhough postal delivery was very spotty) gives a good overview of daily things happening. Good reading for those interested in the history of Alaska and its special place in the history of the ... Rest of this review on the detail page
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