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Never a Dull Moment: My Life and Times

Never a Dull Moment: My Life and Times

by Geoffrey Wilson
Never a Dull Moment: My Life and Times

Never a Dull Moment: My Life and Times

by Geoffrey Wilson


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Adventure and Accomplishment Across Two Centuries

This unique autobiography documents Geoffrey Wilson’s amazingly productive and memorable twentieth-century life of service, adventure, scholarship, and family in Britain and the United States. Offered in his humorous self-deprecating style, these memoirs illuminate a cinematic personal story that begins with Wilson’s childhood in coal-heated rooms, and continues through his life in London during the Blitz and World War ll, his post-war adventures in the Alps, and his subsequent career at the University of Leeds, for which he describes the full range of the successes, catastrophes, honors, blunders and crises, both serious and amusing, that underpinned his remarkable career. Ultimately, the story lands with Wilson’s second career as an accomplished painter and teacher in both Britain and Chicago. It’s all here, providing a fascinating account of an extraordinary twentieth-century life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644677520
Publisher: Highpoint Executive Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2018
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 1921–1931: The Early Years 1

Chapter 2 1931–1938: High School and Scouting 29

Chapter 3 1939–1945: The Second World War 57

Chapter 4 1945–1978: University Life 73

Chapter 5 1952–1953: Mountaineering and Marriage 105

Chapter 6 1955–1962: Pasture Cottage 133

Chapter 7 1960–1978: The Chamberlin Plan 151

Chapter 8 1948–1963: Conferences and Consultancies 181

Chapter 9 1962–1992: Woolwich Farm 199

Chapter 10 1992–2018: A New Life In a New World 223

Epilogue 239

Index 241

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