Lead, Kindly Light

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Lead, Kindly Light

By Vincent Sheean
Random House, 1949
374 pp. $3.75
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Mr. Sheean, after wartime Army service in India, returned to that country early in 1948, had two colloquies with Gandhi, and was present when he was assassinated. The Mahatma completely captivated the imagination of the American writer. The result is this book, set down in a fervor of spiritual intensity and with much psychological introspection. In the end it tells us more about Sheean, perhaps, than about Gandhi, and thus may be regarded as a continuation of the author's autobiography initiated with "Personal History."