A Thousand Suns

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Author: Dominique Lapierre
Publisher: Full Circle Publishing
Language: English
Binding Type: Paper Back
Non Fiction: Travel
ISBN13: 9788176210454
SKU: BK 0013424

Among the premier journalists of our time, Dominique Lapierre has traveled to the four corners of the globe, witnessed word - shaking events and met extraordinary people from all walks of life. Now this remarkable man shares this adventure and encounters in a book that aptly reflects a favorite proverb from India: that beyond the clouds, there are always… Starting with his fledgling days as a reporter for Paris Match, Lapierre candidly traces his growth from detached journalist to concerned participant in the great human dramas he was privileged to behold. Vividly and insightfully, he recaptures his personal involvements with many different kinds of heroes, such as: Raphael Matta chief warden of the ivory Coast's Bouna Game Reserve, who gave his life in his valiant fight to save the elephants of Africa from extinction El Cordoba's, the legendary Andalusian bullfighter whose passion and daring catapulted him from penniless obscurity to fame and fortune - and who embodied the hopes of Spain to escape from the chains of tyranny and join a modern Europe. And the anonymous inhabitants of a Calcutta slum, whose struggles in the face of overwhelming poverty will reaffirm your faith in the courage, compassion and dignity of the human spirit. Form Japanese terrorists in the Holy Land freedom fighters in fascist Portugal; from spread of Nazism to the liberation of Paris; from Mahatma Gandhi to Mother Teresa; Lapierre delves eloquently into the very heart of the history of our time. Most of all this international bestseller bears moving testimony to the ability of mankind to endure, to dream, to triumph.

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