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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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Here is a timeless collection of words from the letters, speeches and published works of Mohandas K. Gandhi as selected by the famous director Sir Richard Attenborough. One of the world's most influential people of all time, Gandhi was born in 1969 to Hindu parents in India and at age 13, entered an arranged marriage. A law school graduate in 1890, he then had several unsuccessful jobs practicing law. Gandhi often advocated for truth and nonviolence through fasting and protests. Before his assassination in 1948, he had spent 2,338 days of his 74 years (over 6 years) in jail. The book explores the writings in regards to Gandhi's thoughts about daily life, cooperation, nonviolence, faith and peace. Also included is an afterword by Time magazine Senior Foreign Correspondent Johanna McGeary that portrays Gandhi's life and philosophy in perspective to the twentieth century. A chronology of his life, a brief glossary and various photographs throughout the book supplement this publication. This best-selling volume is part of the Newmarket "Words Of" series. 2000 (orig. 1982), Newmarket Press, $11.95. Ages 12 to 15. Reviewer: Michele Wilbur AGES: 12 13 14 15
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557048073
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/18/2008
  • Series: Words of Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 618,038
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Daily Life 1
Cooperation 17
Nonviolence 33
Faith 61
Peace 73
Notes 93
Glossary 96
Afterword 97
Chronology 108
Bibliography 113
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