Gandhi by William L. Shirer audiobook

Gandhi: A Memoir

By William L. Shirer
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Blackstone Publishing 9780671250805
8.18 Hours 1
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At the beginning of the 1930s, historian William L. Shirer was sent to India by the Chicago Tribune to cover the rise of the Independence Movement. During this time Shirer was privileged to observe Mahatma Gandhi as he launched the Civil Disobedience Campaign and to enjoy his personal friendship and confidence. In this fascinating memoir, Shirer writes perceptively and unforgettably about Gandhi’s frailties as well as his accomplishments. Despite his greatness, Gandhi was the first to admit that he was a human being with his own prejudices and peculiarities: he could be stubborn and dictatorial, yet the magnificence of the man rose above all else. Gandhi: A Memoir sheds a special light on the man who left such an indelible imprint on India and the world.

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Summary

At the beginning of the 1930s, historian William L. Shirer was sent to India by the Chicago Tribune to cover the rise of the Independence Movement. During this time Shirer was privileged to observe Mahatma Gandhi as he launched the Civil Disobedience Campaign and to enjoy his personal friendship and confidence.

In this fascinating memoir, Shirer writes perceptively and unforgettably about Gandhi’s frailties as well as his accomplishments. Despite his greatness, Gandhi was the first to admit that he was a human being with his own prejudices and peculiarities: he could be stubborn and dictatorial, yet the magnificence of the man rose above all else.

Gandhi: A Memoir sheds a special light on the man who left such an indelible imprint on India and the world.

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Editorial Reviews

“As a young foreign correspondent, Shirer reported briefly on Gandhi—but the year was 1931, when India’s struggle for independence peaked and Gandhi scored perhaps his greatest political success…[Gandhi: A Memoir] recaptures the novelty of his approach and the magnitude of his appeal…Shirer also witnessed British discomfiture at Gandhi’s arrival—complete with loin cloth, spinning wheel, and goat’s milk…and heard him address Lancashire mill hands thrown out of work by the Indian boycott of British cotton. And he saw him at home, subsisting on four-hours’ sleep and ‘frenzied acclaim’…[Will] impress upon latecomers the worldwide force of Gandhi’s example.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: William L. Shirer

Author Bio: William L. Shirer

William L. Shirer (1904–1993) was an American journalist and war correspondent. He wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and cited in scholarly works for more than fifty years and was #1 New York Times bestseller. Originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and the International News Service, he was the first reporter hired by Edward R. Murrow for what would become a CBS radio team of journalists known as “Murrow’s Boys.” He reported from Berlin for the Universal News Service and for CBS on the rise of the Nazis, and he covered their fall as a war correspondent. Out of these reports grew his other New York Times bestsellers Berlin Diary, The Nightmare Years, End of a Berlin Diary, Midcentury Journey, and The Collapse of the Third Republic. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich sold more copies for the Book-of-the-Month Club than any other book in the club’s history.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English