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The author of the book: William L. Shirer
ISBN: 1451696051
ISBN 13: 9781451696059
Language: English
Edition: Simon Schuster
Date of issue: April 1st 2012
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As an Indian grown-up in post-independence India, I learnt about the great man and his formidable aides (Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel, Sarojini Naidu et al.) only through history books, articles by other Indians of the post-independence India, through newspapers, talks - all forums where M. K. Gandhi is spoken of always as someone who along with other freedom fighters got it all correct, and sorted for India. Reading Shirer after such an experience makes for good reading of Gandhi. What one gets in the book is a the portrait of a less saintly (albeit greatly respected) person. Gandhi - the human, the politician, the shrewd strategist, a co-worker, a leader - an amalgamation of personality types that was needed to first understand the diversity of India before retreiving her from the hands of the British. Shirer makes us understand how Mahatma Gandhi along with the other members of the Indian National Congress (but sometimes single-handedly) tried to acquire both India and what is today Pakistan from the British. The anecdotes about and the roles that Nehru, Patel, Naidu and Jinnah assumed are also well explicated and make good biographical sketches. A very interesting read.
For further reading on India and to know what happened, and is happening to the country that Gandhi aspired for, it is worth trying out Sunil Khilnani's 'The Idea of India' and Guha's 'India after Gandhi'.


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Ebook Gandhi: A Memoir read Online! William Lawrence Shirer was an American journalist and historian. He became known for his broadcasts on CBS from the German capital of Berlin through the first year of World War II.

Shirer first became famous through his account of those years in his Berlin Diary (published in 1941), but his greatest achievement was his 1960 book, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, originally published by Simon & Schuster. This book of well over 1000 pages is still in print, and is a detailed examination of the Third Reich filled with historical information from German archives captured at the end of the war, along with impressions Shirer gained during his days as a correspondent in Berlin. Later, in 1969, his work The Collapse of the Third Republic drew on his experience spent living and working in France from 1925 to 1933. This work is filled with historical information about the Battle of France from the secret orders and reports of the French High Command and of the commanding generals of the field. Shirer also used the memoirs, journals, and diaries of the prominent British, Italian, Spanish, and French figures in government, Parliament, the Army, and diplomacy.


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