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Gandhi's InterpreterA Life of Horace Alexander$
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Geoffrey Carnall and Philippa Gregory

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748640454

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640454.001.0001

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The making of an internationalist

The making of an internationalist

(p.1) 1 The making of an internationalist
Gandhi's Interpreter

Geoffrey Carnall

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter introduces Horace Alexander, a Quaker who was determined to work in a practical way for a more peaceful and humane world, and begins by discussing his childhood and teenage years, which were mostly composed of birdwatching and studying. It then discusses his years in Cambridge, including his disregard of girls and his concerns for free speech and free movement. The final section shows how the First World War affected Alexander and looks at his efforts to secure an appeal for peace.

Keywords:   Horace Alexander, Quaker, birdwatching, Cambridge, free speech, free movement, First World War, appeal for peace

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