He married twice, once to Sarah Lawrence, a native Iowan (divorced due to his affair with Alice Harker), and once to Alice Harker (died of cancer in 1985). He had two children with Alice Garnier, Jolie Garnier (b. 1959) who became a political figure in France, and Chapelle Garnier (b. 1962) who became a novelist.
Early Life Edit
Alex was born on December 14, 1932 in Paris, France. He lived in Paris for the first 5 years of his life. His parents moved to New Orleans in 1938. He lived there for a year until his mother and father moved to Des Moines, Iowa where they finally settled.
In 1940, at the age of 7, he was hit by a car but thankfully wasn't killed. Although, some toes on his right foot were smashed for life.
During the fourties, France was invaded twice. Both by Germany. Once run by the Roman Empire (Italy) and then again by the German Reich.
Both times, his father had to go into hiding for his political beliefs. The second time, his father was caught and executed by the German government, in 1947. Germany was defeated in 1952.
In 1949 at the age of 16, he got a scholarship to the University of Paris. He left his home in Des Moines and left for Paris.
He lived in Paris from 1949 to 1955, he paid twelve visits to his mother in total. He got into political theory and the ideas of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. He officially was convinced to become an anarchist in 1952. His study of Proudhon