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No Discouragement von A.H. Halsey

No Discouragement A.H. Halsey

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Zusammenfassung

The story begins with daily walks past canal boats in Oxford, flashes to the Pacific to Hong Kong and China, and then to a glimpse of death in the John Radcliffe Hospital, promising to explain the whole journey from a council housing estate to a professorial chair at Oxford.

No Discouragement Zusammenfassung

No Discouragement: An Autobiography A.H. Halsey

This is the autobiography of a working-class boy who became an Oxford professor. A.H. Halsey was born in Kentish Town, London, in 1923 - a railway child in a large clan. The family moved in 1926 to Rutland and then to Northamptonshire because the father had been wounded in the Great War. Halsey 'won the scholarship' to Kettering Grammar School in 1933, left school at 16, went into the RAF as a pilot cadet. The metaphor of travel through time and space is maintained throughout this autobiography. The story begins with daily walks past canal boats in Oxford, flashes to the Pacific to Hong Kong and China, and then to a glimpse of death in the John Radcliffe Hospital, promising to explain the whole journey from a council housing estate to a professorial chair at Oxford.

No Discouragement Bewertungen

'If it is written well and with honest passion - be it love or hatred - the story of everyone's early years is always worth reading. It shows a unique human being taking shape. 'Chelly's' will rank alongside John Vaisey's Scenes From Institutional Life, Jimmy Boyle's A Sense of Freedom, and many other books of this kind.' - David Donnison, Centre for Housing Research and Urban Studies, University of Glasgow

'The best autobiographies describe an age as well as an author, a place as well as a personality, an idea as well as an individual. No Discouragement is far more than the story of A.H. 'Chelly' Halsey - sanitary inspector's apprentice, wartime airman, sociology student, academic-at-large, Oxford professor and, above all, Christian Socialist. It describes the life and times of a man who typifies an almost extinct species. There are still working-class boys, reared in 'the culture of respectability', who go on to achieve great academic distinction. But the pressures of modern society make it hard for them to preserve their tribal loyalties. Halsey retains the values of his childhood and expresses them without embarrassment.' - Roy Hattersley

Inhaltsverzeichnis

List of Illustrations - Preface - Acknowledgements - Foreword; Roy Hattersley - Curriculum Vitae of A.H. Halsey - PART 1: LIFE - A Glimpse of Death - Childhood - Adolescence and War - Provincials and Professionals - The Redbrick Provinces and America - Barnett House - Nuffield College - Politics and Religion - Politics and Education - The Writing on the Wall - PART 2: TRAVELS - Journeys through Britain to London - Coventry, Yorkshire - Aberdeen - Sunderland - Crewe, Liverpool - Journeys Abroad to China and Taiwan - PART 3: CONCLUSION -The Prospect for Sociology - On Living a Life - Index

Zusätzliche Informationen

GOR005344581
9780333677100
0333677102
No Discouragement: An Autobiography A.H. Halsey
Gebraucht - Sehr Gut
Broschiert
Palgrave Macmillan
1996-10-27
263
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