Gandhi: His Life and Message for the World

Gandhi: His Life and Message for the World

by Louis Fischer

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ISBN-13: 9780451531704
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/02/2010
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 370,552
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Louis Fischer was a journalist and lecturer. He wrote many books about the Soviet Union, including biographies and studies on Stalin. In 1958, he became a research associate at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 1961, he became a lecturer at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He died in 1970.

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Gandhi: His Life and Message for the World 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project. This book closely described Gandhi’s early life until his death. The author showed great love and affection for Gandhi, especially within the last three lines of the book. I found this book very interesting because it described all of the hardships and experiences that Gandhi went through to achieve his goal in creating peace and freeing India from British rule. It also contains sayings and words of Gandhi. One of the components I also found very interesting was the small booklet of pictures and captions contained in the middle of the book. It allowed me to visualize Gandhi and his life not only through words but through pictures as well. This book was also helpful because it was easy to understand and didn’t use difficult vocabulary. Although it made the book a bit more interesting, one thing that made this small book seem lengthy was the detailed descriptions. It was extremely detailed in the use of adjectives in many places. Despite that, this book helped me answer my questions very efficiently. I would really recommend this book to people who would like to learn about Gandhi.
OpenHeart More than 1 year ago
"THE GREATNESS OF A NATION AND ITS MORAL PROGRESS CAN BE JUDGED BY THE WAY IT TREATS ITS ANIMALS". - M. Gandhi This book is an amazing story of the life of Gandhi from the time he was a little boy growing up in India. It was hard to put down once I started reading it and it was very inspiring". I would recommend this book to anyone. Once this world treats all animals with the compassion and respect they deserve, then we will truly have world peace. Love, Janette
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for English class and found to be a very interesting book. The book goes through every aspect of Gandhi's life from his birth to his death and is chocked full of details. The author of the book spent a good deal of time with Gandhi an was a notable journalist. This book was also used by Richard Attenborough for the 1982 film Gandhi. The only problem with this book is Louis Fischer's tendency to get off topic and give details on unnecessary subjects. But all together this is a fantastic book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is an outstanding book. it contains alot of information. also includes many historical events, gandi's life history and his beliefs and values.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project. I really enjoyed this book overall because of the amazing job to express the life of Mohandas Gandhi who was an amazing man who led his people. Although I did enjoy the book there were a few things that didn't sit well with me such as the unnecessary details and also, a few chapters that need some clarification. In the length of the book, it took me about two to three weeks to finish and really drew me in this biography. What made the book better is the content and how the author put a lot of sincerity which was nicely done. The chapters that I loved the most is number two, three, five, seven and ten because of the of the interesting events to include which really got interested in this book in the first place. I really recommend this book to anyone who whats to know about Gandhi and his life because there are a lot of facts that I didn't even know. I will go as far as to that this book really changed my views and perspective in life and I think we should all think the same way Gandhi did. The whole true meaning of this book in its entirety is that Gandhi left an example for us as individuals to fight and stand up for what we think is right and what we think is justice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project on Gandhi. I absolutely found this book to be extremely interesting and easy to read. I enjoyed reading this book because it helped me understand Gandhi as an important historic figure. It contained a lot of important facts that I wasn't aware of. This book mainly illustrates the life of Gandhi as a leader and a person. I enjoyed reading every aspect of this book. It also consists of pictures which helped me to see the important events that occurred during Gandhi's life. Louis Fischer explains the historical background of Mahatma Gandhi and the influence of Gandhi's peaceful works to the entire world. HIs main goal in life was for world peace. There are some inspiring quotes from Gandhi that are stated in the book. Some parts of the book had some challenging vocabulary, but it was written very detailed. The author described the setting very deep in detail and was very informative. The information in this book helped me answer my questions very easily. Overall, this book was very entertaining to read and made me learn more about the world. After reading this book, I wanted to learn even more about Gandhi.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a sophomore in high school who had to do a research project based on the topic of Gandhi's life. This book definitely taught me about what i needed to know about Mahatma Gandhi and his life.It helped me understand what Gandhi went through in life and his perspective of things. The most interesting parts had to be about his childhood, when he was a shy obedient child, then later turned out to be a leader for his country. The book would get slightly uninteresting when it would go in depth into the topic about stories of religions he would be studying about. There would be exact passages from stories that did not inters t me at all like Gandhi's acts of defiance. I would like to have learned much more about his family because that is what is most interesting to me. This book is very detailed and despite its short length, is filled with information about Gandhi's whole life. I think this book would be very useful to anyone having to do a project on gandhi or would want to know about his life. If it is for reading just for fun i would probably say that a different book would be best that did not go into so much detail.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project on Mahatma Gandhi. I had to read this book and I highly recommend it if you like to know a lot of information about Gandhi. For example, in this book it includes quotes and sayings that Gandhi said throughout his life and very important details on how he became famous. I liked this book because it has information about how one man brought India's freedom from the hands of British rule. Gandhi has been through a lot to fight for the independence of India by going to prison many times, fasting, going on marches, and bringing nonviolence towards others. One of the parts that I thought was interesting was that Gandhi fasted because he wanted Hindus and Muslims to cooperate with one another, but this strategy didn't work. He became a great leader of India, influenced many people, and just wanted to bring peace. I also didn't like this book because on some quotes in this book I didn't understand if the author of the book was interviewing Gandhi or if he just received information about him. And I also felt that this book was a little boring because it kept going on about things not about Gandhi, but I found it to be very resourceful to my project. Gandhi has always inspired me to bring peace and not violence towards others and he believed that nonviolence was the key to gain independence and freedom for the country. It amazes me that a very important people can start off from a regular person to someone with greatness,
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