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Paw Prints, Nov 3, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 205 pages
The author of The Battle for God and other works on religion focuses her attention on the Buddha, retracing his life from prince to savior of humankind, in a philosophical portrait that offers an illuminating look at how his life and path to spiritual enlightenment spawned one of the great religions of the world. Reprint.

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User Review  - BenKline - LibraryThing

A good informative biography of the Buddha (Gotami). A very interesting read. A bit dry, but Karen Armstrong is a very skilled narrator and biographer and historian that it sucks you in and it's easy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gary10 - LibraryThing

Nonfiction account of the Buddah and Buddahism. I found it difficult to keep involved with--in part because so few records exist on the life of the man. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Karen Armstrong is one of the foremost commentators on religious affairs in both Britain & the United States. She spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun & received a degree at Oxford University.

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