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    Freedom at Midnight (Paperback) By (author) Larry Collins, By (author) Dominique Lapierre

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    DescriptionThe electrifying story of India's struggle for independence, told in this classic account (first published in 1975) by two fine journalists who conducted hundreds of interviews with nearly all the surviving participants - from Mountbatten to the assassins of Mahatma Gandhi. On 14 August 1947 one-fifth of humanity claimed their independence from the greatest empire history has ever seen. But 400 million people were to find that the immediate price of freedom was partition and war, riot and murder. In this superb reconstruction, Collins and Lapierre recount the eclipse of the fabled British Raj and examine the roles enacted by, among others, Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Mountbatten in its violent transformation into the new India and Pakistan. This is the India of Jawaharlal Nehru, heart-broken by the tragedy of the country's division; of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, a Moslem who drank, ate pork and rarely entered a mosque, yet led 45 million Moselms to nationhood; of Gandhi, who stirred a subcontinent without raising his voice; of the last viceroy, Mountbatten, beseeched by the leaders of an independent India to take back the powers he'd just passed to them.


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    Title
    Freedom at Midnight
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Larry Collins, By (author) Dominique Lapierre
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780006388517
    ISBN 10: 0006388515
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKP
    BIC subject category V2: HBTQ, HBTR
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-374
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    DC21: 954.042
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940, CULT/ASIAN
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    DC22: 954.042
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKP
    Thema V1.0: NHF, NHTR, NHTQ
    Illustrations note
    8 b/w illus
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    13 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    The enormous success of the international writing partnership of Collins and Lapierre is based on the phenomenal non-fiction bestsellers OR I'LL DRESS YOU IN MOURNING, IS PARIS BURNING? and O JERUSALEM! More recently Lapierre wrote CITY OF JOY (about Calcutta) and Larry Collins has written a number of thrillers published by HarperCollins (FALL FROM GRACE, MAZE and BLACK EAGLES). Lapierre is French, Collins American.