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  1. Pilgrim Son: A Personal Odyssey
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  2. Pilgrim Son: A Personal Odyssey

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John Masters came to the United States following a military career with a Ghurka regiment on India's Northwest frontier and as a serving officer (ultimately brigadier) with Orde Wingate's Chindits in Burma. (See "Bugles and a Tiger" and "The Road Past Mandalay.")The third installment tells how he becomes both an American citizen and a best-selling novelist.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
John Masters
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Brand: Michael Joseph Ltd
EAN
9780718108892
Edition
1st Ed.
ISBN
0718108892
Label
Michael Joseph
Manufacturer
Michael Joseph
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
396
PublicationDate
1971-05-17
Publisher
Michael Joseph
Studio
Michael Joseph
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This is the third and final book pertaining to John Masters' autobiographal work; I have just completed my first read, and intend to let it sink in and will read it again. The breadth and depth of his experience is mind boggling, authentic, and easy to read. Check out his other writings on Google and Amazon.com; buy them.
This book is number 3 of a trilogy. The first 2 deal with the author's experiences in India before, during, and after WW2....Pilgrim Son is a bit disappointing. It deals with his immmigration to the US and how he adapted to living in the NYC area and in California. Not too bad, but did not hold my attention as well as the others.
John Masters is an astonishingly good writer of both fiction and non-fiction. After securing a steady income from publishing the former, he was able to achieve the same with the latter, most of which was his autobiography.

In this - the third and final volume - Masters describes a death and rebirth for himself and his family. By the late 1940s, his professional life - a fifth generation servant of the Crown in India who fought in the Middle East and Burma in World War Two - ended with freedom and separation of colonial India into two independent countries. So great was the division, that Masters left a military that did not want him in India to briefly serve with another military that had no use for him in England. The England he and his family were effectively forced to go to was itself in the process of transforming itself into a semi-socialist state; something with which Masters could not abide. Taking what funds he had, he came to America with the idea of setting up a... Read more
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