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Gandhi's ideas are as meaningful today as they were during his long and inspiring life. His enlightening thoughts and beliefs, especially on violence and the atomic bomb, reveal his eloquent foresight about our contemporary world. The words of one of the greatest men of the twentieth century, chosen by the award-winning director Richard Attenborough from Gandhi's letters, speeches, and published writings, explore the prophet's timeless thoughts on daily life, cooperation, ...

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Overview

Gandhi's ideas are as meaningful today as they were during his long and inspiring life. His enlightening thoughts and beliefs, especially on violence and the atomic bomb, reveal his eloquent foresight about our contemporary world. The words of one of the greatest men of the twentieth century, chosen by the award-winning director Richard Attenborough from Gandhi's letters, speeches, and published writings, explore the prophet's timeless thoughts on daily life, cooperation, nonviolence, faith, and peace.

This bestselling volume includes an introduction by Attenborough and an afterword by Time magazine Senior Foreign Correspondent Johanna McGeary that places Gandhi's life and work in the historical context of the twentieth century. This book and the film Gandhi were the result of producer/director Richard Attenborough's long commitment to keeping alive the flame of Gandhi's spiritual achievement and the wisdom of his actions and his words. They are the wisdom and words of peace. Also included are twenty striking historical photographs, specially selected from the archives at the National Gandhi Museum in New Delhi, that capture the important personal, political, and spiritual aspects of Gandhi's career.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780937858141
  • Publisher: Newmarket Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1991
  • Series: Words of Series
  • Pages: 110
  • Product dimensions: 5.63 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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Richard Attenborough is the director of the 1982 film Gandhi, winner of eight Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director. His international film and stage career as an actor, producer, and director spans sixty years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2001

    Great Wisdom

    This book contains many excerpts of Gandhi's letters, speeches, and writings from more than four decades on daily life, cooperation, nonviolence, peace, and faith. With selections and a preface by the award-winning director of the film 'Gandhi.' I also highly recommend another book containing rare quotations by Mahatma Gandhi titled 'Open Your Mind, Open Your Life: A Little Book of Eastern Wisdom' by Taro Gold. Both of these books are filled with great wisdom.

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