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No Discouragement

An Autobiography

  • A. H. Halsey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xv-xv
    2. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 1-6
    3. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 7-30
    4. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 31-42
    5. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 59-72
    6. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 73-86
    7. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 87-100
    8. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 101-120
    9. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 121-137
    10. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 139-146
  3. Travels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 149-154
    3. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 155-166
    4. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 167-178
    5. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 179-186
    6. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 187-193
    7. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 195-203
    8. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 205-212
  4. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 215-235
    3. A. H. Halsey
      Pages 237-253
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 254-263

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

biography child China death family father grammar hospital Oxford Professor RAF school state war

Authors and affiliations

  • A. H. Halsey
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuffield CollegeOxfordUK

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