Freedom at Midnight



BOOKS Freedom At Midnight By Larry Collins Survivingtheholocaust.us A Famous, Major Work On Gandhi, Jinnah, Nehru, Admiral Lord Mountbatten, And The Partition Of India.Freedom at Midnight

Born in West Hartford, Connecticut, he was educated at the Loomis Chaffee Institute in Windsor, Connecticut, and graduated from Yale as a BA in 1951 He worked in the advertising department of Procter and Gamble, in Cincinnati, Ohio, before being conscripted into the US Army While serving in the public affairs office of the Allied Headquarters in Paris, from 1953 1955, he met Dominique Lapierre w Born in West Hartford, Connecticut, he was educated at the Loomis Chaffee Institute in Windsor, Connecticut, and graduated from Yale as a BA in 1951 He worked in the advertising department of Procter and Gamble, in Cincinnati, Ohio, before being conscripted into the US Army While serving in the public affairs office of the Allied Headquarters in Paris, from 1953 1955, he met Dominique Lapierre with whom he would write several best sellers over 43 years.He went back to Procter and Gamble and became the products manager of the new foods division in 1955 Disillusioned with commerce, he took to journalism and joined the Paris bureau of United Press International in 1956, and became the news editor in Rome in the following year, and later the MidEast bureau chief in Beirut.In 1959, he joined Newsweek as Middle East editor, based in New York He became the Paris bureau chief in 1961, where he would work until 1964, until he switched to writing books.In 1965, Collins and Lapierre published their first joint work, Is Paris Burning in French Paris br le t il , a tale of Nazi occupation of the French capital during World War II and Hitler s plans to destroy Paris should it fall into the hands of the Allies The book was an instant success and was made into a movie in 1966 by director Ren Cl ment, starring Kirk Douglas, Glenn Ford and Alain Delon.In 1967, they co authored Or I ll Dress you in Mourning about the Spanish bullfighter Manuel Ben tez El Cordob s.In 1972, after five years research and interviews, they published O Jerusalem about the birth of Israel in 1948, turned into a movie by Elie Chouraqui.In 1975, they published Freedom at Midnight, a story of the Indian Independence in 1947, and the subsequent assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 It is said they spent 300,000 researching and still emerged wealthy.The duo published their first fictional work, The Fifth Horseman, in 1981 It describes a terrorist attack on New York masterminded by Libya s Colonel Gaddafi The book had such a shocking effect that the French President cancelled the sale of nuclear reactors to Libya, even though it was meant for peaceful purposes Paramount Pictures, which was planning a film based on the book, dropped the idea in fear that fanatics would emulate the scenario in real life.In 1985, Collins authored Fall From Grace without Lapierre about a woman agent sent into occupied France who realizes she may be betrayed by her British masters if necessary He also wrote Maze A Novel 1989 , Black Eagles 1995 , Le Jour Du Miracle D Day Paris 1994 and Tomorrow Belongs To Us 1998 Shortly before his death, he collaborated with Lapierre on Is New York Burning 2005 , a novel mixing fictional characters and real life figures that speculates about a terrorist attack on New York City.In 2005, while working from his home in the south of France on a book on the Middle East, Collins died of a sudden cerebral haemorrhage

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  • Paperback
  • 629 pages
  • Freedom at Midnight
  • Larry Collins
  • English
  • 05 December 2018
  • 8125904808

10 thoughts on “Freedom at Midnight

  1. says:

    Oh goody, yet another book written through colonial tinted glasses.It s a well written, easy reading book so I can see why it s so popular, and if it was labelled fictional, I d give it four stars, for fictional it is, speaking of a world where the British Raj and it s leaders brought civilization to the masses, but the masses turned the wise Brits away even though they were led by that holiest of holy cows, Lord Mountbatten and this turning away caused mass bloodshed in the process It s almo Oh goody, yet another book written through colonial tinted glasses.It s a well written, easy reading book so I can see why it s so popular, and if it was labelled fictional, I d give it four stars, for fictional it is, speaking of a world where the British Raj and it s leaders brought civilization to the masses, but the masses turned the wise Brits away even though they were led by that holiest of holy cows, Lord Mountbatten and this turning away caused mass bloodshed in the process It s almost a bibli...

  2. says:

    Very rarely comes a defining moment that changes history to the extent of being un recognizable and very rarely comes a book that changes your life, perceptions and everything that you presumed to be true once and for all Independence of India was the defining moment in modern India and this book by the author duo Dominique Lappierre and Larry Collins on the before and after math of the same is the defining book in my life.Honestly speaking, not even the most lauding words of mine can do justic Very rarely comes a defining moment that changes history to the extent of being un recognizable and very rarely comes a book that changes your life, perceptions and everything that you presumed to be true once and for all Independence of India was the defining moment in modern India and this book by the author duo Dominique Lappierre and Larry Collins on the before and after math of the same is the defining book in my life.Honestly speaking, not even the most lauding words o...

  3. says:

    The saga of the Indian subcontinent s independence from Britain and the creation of the states of India and Pakistan told through a collection of interrelated stories about major events and important figures that influenced the independence movementA case of interesting history writing that doesn t present events in the dry, matter of fact chronological order although the semblance...

  4. says:

    This is a terribly difficult book to rate One the one hand, it will give the reader a profound sense of the tragedy of Indian partition upon independence in 1947 Ten million people were displaced in the border crossings that followed the creation of India and Pakistan The loss of life is epic and extraordinary, and any who read it will quickly realize that members of all religious groups in this case, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, and Hindus are capable of horrific violence, as well as heroic This is a terribly diffic...

  5. says:

    The best book ever written on the birth of Pakistan as a nation If you watch the movie Gandhi, and read this book, you have pretty much got the history of the time covered and a good understanding of the politics of the time Millions of people died when Hindus marched from the north and Muslims marched to the north Some years ago, I had an Pakistani friend who showed a group of us some photos of his old school MY God, our mutual Indian friend exclaimed, That school building is my family h The best book ever written on the birth of Pakistan as a nation If you watch the movie Gandhi, and read this book, you have pretty much got the history of the time covered and a good understanding of the politics of the time Millions of people died when Hindus marched from the north and Muslims marched to the north Some years ago, I had an Pakistani friend who showed a group of us some photos of his old school MY God, our mutual Indian friend exclaimed, That school building is my family home Virtually overnight, millions just picked up what they could carry and migrated either north or ...

  6. says:

    This is a highly readable look at one pivotal year in the history of India 1947, the year that marked the end of British rule and the partition of the subcontinent into two new nations, India and Pakistan As an introduction to the topic it is hard to beat, but readers need to be aware of several limitations 1 It was written in 1975 All of the main players were dead with the exception of Mountbatten, the last British Viceroy.2 It was written in 1975 India and Pakistan were both hard at work This is a highly readable look at one pivotal year in the history of India 1947, the year that marked the end of British rule and the partition of the subcontinent into two new nations, India and Pakistan As an introduction to the topic it is hard to beat, but readers need to be aware of several limitations 1 It was written in 1975 All of the main players were dead with the exception of Mountbatten, the last British Viceroy.2 It was written in 1975 India and Pakistan were both hard at work rewriting their own histories and much archival data was ...

  7. says:

    It s been a while since I read this but I do remember feeling how biased the authors were towards Mr.Jinnah,the founder of Pakistan.The book essentially is an argument against partition.The ensuing riots are given a lot of space.Another chapter I remember is the lavish lifestyle of the Indian Mahara...

  8. says:

    This is the first book I always recommend to anyone wanting to understand India better It covers the six months prior to and six months after 8 15 47, when India and Pakistan gained independence from Britain So basically it starts with the decision to Quit India a decision made so suddenly and brazenly and devoid of conscience in its execution as to totally boggle the mind and we still bear the fruits today, witness what s going on in Pakistan And it ends with the assassination of Gand This is the first book I always recommend to anyone wanting to understand India better It covers the six months prior to and six months after 8 15 47, when India and Pakistan gained independence from Britain So basically it starts with the decision to Quit India a decision made so suddenly and brazenly and devoid of conscience in its execution as ...

  9. says:

    Oh dear This book gets high marks from many reviewers for its easy reading, and whilst there are some nice rhetorical flourishes, they become overused to the point of cliche if I never see the words Queen Victoria s great grandson again it will be too soon If you want to read a romanticised hagiography of Mountbatten, or, if I m being charitable, a version of the liberation of India as seen through Mountbatten s eyes read this If you want to read something that really gets to the heart o Oh dear This book gets high marks from many reviewers for its easy reading, and whilst there are some nice rhetorical flourishes, they become overused to the point of cliche if I never see the words Queen Victoria s great grandson again it will be too soon If you want to read a romanticised hagiography of Mountbatten, or, if I m being charitable, a version of the liberation of India as seen through Mountbat...

  10. says:

    This is a well researched, easy to read, even page turning, history of the last days of the British Raj in 1947 8, the ill handled partition creating an independent India and Pakistan, and the last days and death of Mohandas Gandhi I thoroughly enjoyed it, b...

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