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No one knows the pulse of our world and its people better than Dominique Lapierre, author of such modern classics as Is Paris Burning? and The City of Joy. Awarded the International Rainbow Prize by Italy for his great humanitarian work, this acclaimed journalist has roamed the globe, witnessed momentous events, and met incredible heroes from all walks of life. Now he shares these stirring encounters and adventures in a critically hailed, international bestseller. From the rise of Nazism to the descent of the Iron Curtain, from the endless plains of the Ukraine to a cell in San Quentin, from Golda Meir to Mother Teresa, Lapierre gives passionate voice to the diverse people and pivotal events that have shaped our time. Here is a vibrant tribute to mankind's greatest gift: the ability to dream, endure, and triumph. Big in heart and grand in spirit, this exhilarating volume fervently reflects a favorite proverb from India: Beyond the clouds, there are always...
From Mother Teresa and the slums of Calcutta to a legendary matador in the bull rings of Spain to the final days of the British Raj in India, "A Thousand Suns" tells of the extraordinary individuals and events that have shaped the 20th century.
Author of seven major international bestsellers over the past 30 years and read by over 100 million readers worldwide, journalist Dominique Lapierre has won international acclaim for his inspirational accounts of the events that have shaped the 20th century. At last, he offers a stirring memoir of his adventures at the center of history. In "A Thousand Suns," Lapierre introduces the heroes and heroines whose actions have influenced the course of human events -- from Mother Teresa and the slums of Calcutta, to a legendary matador in the bull rings of Spain, to the final days of the British Raj in India, and more.
From the bestselling author of The City of Joy and coauthor of Is Paris Burning? comes a memoir of the extraordinary individuals and events that shaped the 20th century.