64p., Glos., Full of Col. & B&W Plts., Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- Introduction; The Early years; South Africa; The Raj; A new Struggle; The religions of India; Towards Independence; The final years; Saints of politician; Satyagraha Conversion or coercion; Social reform - Success or failure; Aid to the untouchables - Success or failure; Gandhi's ideals - lasting or lost; Glossary; Index.
This ground breaking series presents a new view of some of the most fascinating characters in history. The first part of each book is an illustrated biography, detailing the subject's life, beliefs and achievements. Feature spreads highlight ikjportant background topics. the second part looks at some of the subject's actions and ideals and asks you to assess them in a series of Judge for Yourself sections. Each section poses a question and suggests two different answers. These are backed up with sources, statistics and quotations, enabling you to decide. What you think about some important historical issues. Judge for Yourself informs while encouraging thoughtful debate. With clear, factual text, photographs, maps and glossary, it is an ideal series for those studyinghistory as well as for the general reader interested in some of the world's greatest leaders.