The NYT review said in the memoir 'we are told of … Be the first to write a review. The author captures the amazing scenes of the vast crowds who surged dangerously to see their. With all of these components in play, reading this is as if wat. Very readable. Search. Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2012. EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Gandhi : A Memoir by William L. Shirer (1981, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. (Twitter) What Barack Obama said about Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh in his memoir The NYT review said in the memoir “we are told of the handsomeness of men … Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Gandhi. Gandhi: A Memoir - Ebook written by William L. Shirer. The NYT review said in the memoir "we are told of the handsomeness of men like Charlie Crist and Rahm Emanuel, but not the beauty of women, except for one or two instances, as in the case of Sonia Gandhi." Shirer throws light on those events. Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2016. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. However, the content must have overcome the distracting writing style for me--I did finish the book. I never really knew much about his country's circumstances until having read this book. [William L Shirer] Home. Indexed. Shirer, the American journalist, covered Gandhi's life from 1930 to 1932. Not the best book I've read by Shirer, but good nevertheless. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! High 3. Provides a fairly even-handed story of an American journalist's friendship with Mahatma Gandhi, and examines the cultural, political and interpersonal environs in which he moved and lived. Be the first to ask a question about Gandhi. Really enjoyed this detailed and sometimes intimate account. On Gandhi, Obama says he has "a nervous, unformed quality about him, as if he were a student who’d done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject," according to The New York Times review. New Delhi: Former United States President Barack Obama in his memoir ‘A Promised Land’ described Rahul Gandhi as “a student who had done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject.” He has “a nervous, unformed quality about him,” wrote Obama. I wonder if Shirer was a bit ADD. By Eknath Easwaran Eknath Easwaran was formerly professor of English at the University of Nagpur, near Gandhi's ashram at Sevagram. Perfect. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. The spine may show signs of wear. AND major overabundance of words per sentence. This is an interesting eye-witness account from the author who was sent by the Chicago Tribune to cover Gandhi's Civil Disobedience Movement between 1930-32. EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? Shirer provides an insightful memoir which displays the inspirational yet contradictory figure who so tormented the British Empire's hold on the 'jewel in the crown'. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. William Lawrence Shirer was an American journalist and historian. I am not sure Gandhi's ideas were quite as good as Shirer believed, but it was good enough that now I have to read Gandhi's biography. Former owner's embossed stamp to bottom of first page. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I've had this paperback for a while, not sure where I found it -- but I picked it up while recovering from covid-19 and was completely engrossed. Former US President Barack Obama, in his new memoir A Promised Land, mentioned Congress ex-President Rahul Gandhi, writing that he seemed "eager to impress" but lacked the "aptitude or … [William L Shirer] Home. I love this book. Recalling his friendship and conversations with the late Indian leader, William Shirer presents a portrait of Gandhi that spotlights his frailties as well as his accomplishments. Mr. Gandhi’s mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi also appears to find mention in the memoir. Find items in libraries near you. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Sonia Gandhi’s power ‘attributable to a shrewd and forceful intelligence’ In his memoir, Obama extensively praised Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s beauty. Free shipping. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. I am not sure Gandhi's ideas were quite as good as Shirer believed, but it was good enough that now I have to read Gandhi's biography. $22.61. The movie is based in part on this book but the details are different. You may also like. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Even based on other accounts, it seems that Gandhi was at worst a fetishist. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. In his memoir, the first Black American President has talked about political leaders from around the world. The cake proved a bit difficult to eat. Let me qualify the 3 stars. The footnotes from the after creation editing presumably, delivers a greater context and insight towards the subject and presents a greater overview of the matter, incorporating various parties and their input. 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.) Please try again. Let me qualify the 3 stars. EMBED. 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. A must read. During the 1931-32, Gandhi had to deal with Irwin and Willington in India, plus the second round table conference where the British's politics and the several Indian self appointed groups pettiness sowed the seeds for the 1947 bloodshed. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Are you spending this season bundling up against the chill or enjoying summery southern hemisphere vibes (in which case we are... 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. 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. The enormity of the unnecessary suffering in the world was staggering and my country was responsible for much of it. Find items in libraries near you. There was a problem loading your book clubs. With all of these components in play, reading this is as if watching a documentary created by Martin Scorsese. Gandhi a Memoir by William L. Shirer and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. What one gets in the book is a the portrait of a less saintly (albeit greatly respected) person. The storytelling aspect, especially the cliffhangers were done moderately and harmoniously. Light rubbing and fading to edges. Gandhi: A Memoir (Abacus Books) [William L. Shirer] on Amazon.com. AND major overabundance of words per sentence. The author is effusive in his praise for Gandhi - though he is also honest about some of Gandhi's idiosyncracies and contradictions. William Shirer's memoir about the year he spend with Gandhi in India. Reading Shirer after such an experience makes for good reading of Gandhi. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Gandhi. Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2014. A wonderful chronicle of history. Welcome back. What knowledge he possessed. As the inspirational leading light of India's Congress Party, Gandhi had remade the party, from an elite advocate for India's liberation into a nationwide movement that was uniting all of India's largely illiterate, poverty-strangled millions, using Gandhi's revolutionary tactic of nonviolent "soul force" to shame and alarm the country's British colonizers. Refresh and try again. (I give two sentences at the bottom of my review as examples.) The storytelling aspect, especially the cliffhangers were done moderately and harmoniously. A memoir of Gandhi by a journalist who greatly admired him -- William Shirer, the author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich and other books about the horrors of Nazi Germany. Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence, his acts of disobedience (such as the Salt March), and his speeches and negotiations in defense of complete independence and Indian unity inspired and excited me. 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