Informative, fantastic, quick read
My rating: 5 out of 5
Like many people, I know the basic details about Gandhi, but would be hard pressed to say much about him. Having read this book, I am now full of interesting information about this great man!
This book is written in a very simple clear manner. It covers Gandhi’s life from his birth, through his education, his activities in South Africa, then moving onto India. Whilst telling his story there is a broad overview of the relevant world events of the time.
The book actually took me 45 minutes to read, but is such a source of useful information about Gandhi it is the sort of book I will return to often to refresh my memory. There is a great Bibliography at the end of the book.
I did wonder how much of the content I could have got from a quick look on the Internet. However a quick glance at one of the more population information sites and I soon got bored reading facts with no contextual background. Proved to me how great this book is.
5*s because this was fascinating, informative, easy to read book, which I am now talking to lots of people about. Suitable for everyone – perfect as an overview if Gandhi is part of your studies, or (like me) you just want to quickly and easily fill a gap in your knowledge. Great gift idea!