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Prophet: The Hatmaker's Son

Gillies, Douglas

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ISBN 10: 0970270534 / ISBN 13: 9780970270535
Verlag: East Beach Pr, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A., 2003
Gebraucht Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by the author Douglas Gillies. Contents include: A Crack in the Wall, Children of War, The Miracle of Life, The Exodus, The Funny War, etc. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 27535

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Titel: Prophet: The Hatmaker's Son

Verlag: East Beach Pr, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 2003

Einband: Hard Cover


Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: First

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Robert Muller is recognized as one of the great peacemakers of the 20th century. He started out as the modest son of a poor hatmaker and was trained to follow in his father's footsteps. Life was simple in the French village of Sarreguemines in the 1930's, but as the tide turned to war, German teens started marching in formation across the Sarre River from Robert's home. In May 1940, Adolph Hitler invaded France and declared that all residents of Robert's village were now Germans. For the next three years, Robert maneuvered to avoid being drafted into the Nazi army while he studied Goethe, Schiller, and Descartes at the University of Heidelberg and learned to think like a global citizen. He even harnessed the power of his mind to induce appendicitis on the day before he was to be drafted. When all other options ran out, he fled to Vichy, France, on a midnight freight train, changed his name and joined the French Resistance. In this dramatic authorized biography, Robert Muller discovered on the battlefield that he was destined to be a peacemaker. On the night of the liberation of Lyon, Muller stood by a cemetery weeping for the young people whose lives were taken during his service in the Resistance. That night he swore he would devote his life to peace. After World War II, Muller dedicated his life to the United Nations, where he initiated economic and social programs that changed the world.

About the Author:

Douglas Gillies was born in California and raised in Ontario, Canada. He practiced law in the San Francisco Bay Area after graduating from UCLA. He has produced six documentaries, including On the Edge--a wake-up call, a frank assessment of the state of the world with interviews of Mikhail Gorbachev, Jane Goodall, Ted Turner, Huston Smith, Oren Lyons, and Robert Muller. He began documenting Robert Muller's life in 1994, first interviewing him for television and then producing Passion, an audio program in which Muller talks about the meaning of life and death. Gillies has two sons and lives in Santa Barbara, California. He is also the author 101 Cool Ways to Die (2009).

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