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Simon & Schuster, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 32 pages
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An introduction to the life of Mohandas K. Gandhi describes his refusal to meet violence with violence during his peaceful resistance campaign, a decision that eventually leads to India's freedom from tyrannical British rule.

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Review: Gandhi: His Life and Message for the World

User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

My only knowledge of Gandhi before reading this book was based on what I had heard by word of mouth, or read in a few paragraphs of a history book. Gandhi: His Life & Message for the World, was an ... Read full review

Review: Gandhi: His Life and Message for the World

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

Although this biography is a bit of a timepiece, the writing often rises to poetic levels as the author captures Gandhi's beliefs, words, and actions. Written in 1954, the author knew Gandhi ... Read full review

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Leonard Everett Fisher is a well-known and prolific author and illustrator of children's books. He has also written for adults and created illustrations for magazines. In addition, Fisher was dean of the Whitney School of Art and a visiting professor at a number of schools. Fisher was born in 1927 in the Bronx, New York, and started to draw as a small child. After graduating from high school, he studied at Brooklyn College and then entered the army where he worked with a mapmaker. He holds a B.F.A. and a M.F.A. from Yale University. The first book that Fisher illustrated was The Exploits of Xenophon, written by Geoffrey Household and published in 1955. Fisher then illustrated and wrote numerous books himself. He is well known for the Colonial Americans series, for the Nineteenth-Century America series for young adults, and for many other nonfiction works. He has written two works for adults-Masterpieces of American Painting (1985) and Remington and Russell (1986).

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