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Wings of Fire: An Autobiography (English) 1st Edition

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Published in the year 2000, Wings Of Fire: An Autobiography is a book that documents the life of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, and inspires the readers to ignite the fire within themselves.

Summary Of The Book

Wings of Fire: An Autobiography is an autobiographical novel that tells the readers a story about unlocking their inner potential. Kalam does a great deal to throw light on his journey to igniting the fire within himself. This book is divided into seven parts, and begins with an Introduction and Preface. This is then followed by an Orientation, which contains a quote from the Atharva Veda. After that, the readers are also enlightened on the incidents that made Kalam what he is today.

In the Orientation portion of the book, the readers are provided insights into the birth, childhood, and education of Kalam. This section covers his time at Schwartz High School and Madras Institute of Technology, as well as his middle class background in detail. The chapters that follow are ‘Creation’ and ‘Propitiation’. He also reminisces the time he had at Langley Research Center, NASA, and Wallops Flight Facility. In the chapter ‘Creation’, Kalam delves into the time when his father passed away, to him being awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1981.

The final chapters deal with his life as a visionary scientist, where he reminisces the role he played in the guided missile development program, and making five formidable missiles. These achievements fetched Kalam the title of the “Missile Man of India”. This autobiography comes with 24 photos taken at different times in Kalam’s life. It has also been translated into 13 languages, which include Chinese, French, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, and Oriya.

About The Authors

APJ Abdul Kalam is an author, scientist, and former President of India.

Apart from this book, Kalam has written Developments In Fluid Mechanics And Space Technology, India 2020: A Vision For The New Millennium, My Journey: Transforming Dreams Into Actions, and You Are Born To Blossom: Take My Journey Beyond.

Kalam was born on 15th October, 1931, in Madras Presidency, British India. He finished his schooling from Rameshwaram Elementary School. He then went on to obtain his undergraduate degree from the University of Madras, in Physics. In 1955, he went to Madras to pursue his degree in Aerospace Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology. In 2002, Kalam was made the 11th President of India. He is presently a visiting lecturer at the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. He is also the recipient of the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratna, Ramanujan Award, and Veer Savarkar Award.

Arun Tiwari is an author and scientist.

Tiwari is a missile scientist, who worked on the design of the ‘Akash’ and ‘Trishul’ missiles with Kalam. He is the first person in India to design a titanium bottle for powering missiles. He has also been the director of the Cardiovascular Technology Institute, Hyderabad.

Specifications of Wings of Fire: An Autobiography (English) 1st Edition (Paperback)

Contributors
Author Arun Tiwari, APJ Abdul Kalam
Book Details
Publisher Universities Press
Publication Year 2000
ISBN-13 9788173711466
ISBN-10 8173711461
Language English
Edition 1st
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 180 Pages
Dimensions
Height 0.43 inch
Weight 299 g
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TARUN MITRA
26 Apr 2012
For the teenagers, To dream

"If you want to leave your footprints in the sands of time, do not drag your feet."

These are one of the most enduring lines that still lay etched in my memory. I have read this book long back, and I don't remember when, but surely the essence remains with me even today.

This book is best suited for reading for the teenagers, to dream and to dare.
It shows, how a person from the modest background ends up in being the First Citizen of a nation of one billion.
It shows how a scientist, devoid of basic tools, helps in culmination of a program which other love to loathe and deride...
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"If you want to leave your footprints in the sands of time, do not drag your feet."

These are one of the most enduring lines that still lay etched in my memory. I have read this book long back, and I don't remember when, but surely the essence remains with me even today.

This book is best suited for reading for the teenagers, to dream and to dare.
It shows, how a person from the modest background ends up in being the First Citizen of a nation of one billion.
It shows how a scientist, devoid of basic tools, helps in culmination of a program which other love to loathe and deride...
"If you want to leave your footprints in the sands of time, do not drag your feet."

These are one of the most enduring lines that still lay etched in my memory. I have read this book long back, and I don't remember when, but surely the essence remains with me even today.

This book is best suited for reading for the teenagers, to dream and to dare.
It shows, how a person from the modest background ends up in being the First Citizen of a nation of one billion.
It shows how a scientist, devoid of basic tools, helps in culmination of a program which other love to loathe and deride. It shows a man, who lived his life in terms of his principles and nothing else.
It shows how a common man, like you and me, can achieve when he can dream.

And finally, it teaches how to dream.

Read on, and dream on.

92% of 24 users found this review helpful.
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Devendra
26 Aug 2012
Most Inspiring Book

This is the most inspiring book I have ever read. Great salute to the man for his contribution to Indian Rocketry.I would like to recall few lines from book.
1. What you imagine, is what you transpire.What you believe is what you achieve.
2. A good plan executed violently right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.
3. Once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension.
4. Adversities always presents opportunities for introspection.
and the most inspiring line is..

"We all are born with divine fire in us.Our efforts should be to gi...
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This is the most inspiring book I have ever read. Great salute to the man for his contribution to Indian Rocketry.I would like to recall few lines from book.
1. What you imagine, is what you transpire.What you believe is what you achieve.
2. A good plan executed violently right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.
3. Once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension.
4. Adversities always presents opportunities for introspection.
and the most inspiring line is..

"We all are born with divine fire in us.Our efforts should be to gi...
This is the most inspiring book I have ever read. Great salute to the man for his contribution to Indian Rocketry.I would like to recall few lines from book.
1. What you imagine, is what you transpire.What you believe is what you achieve.
2. A good plan executed violently right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.
3. Once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension.
4. Adversities always presents opportunities for introspection.
and the most inspiring line is..

"We all are born with divine fire in us.Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with glow of its goodness."

83% of 12 users found this review helpful.
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Anushka Tripathi
16 Mar 2013
Great people , Great thoughts

best line: the youth of today must unlearn this self defeating way of life. the culture of working for material possessions and rewards must be discarded.

1. What you imagine, is what you transpire.What you believe is what you achieve.
2. A good plan executed violently right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.
3. Once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension.
These are some great line of this Book
4."If you want to leave your footprints in the sands of time, do not drag your feet."

there is something everybody can ex...
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best line: the youth of today must unlearn this self defeating way of life. the culture of working for material possessions and rewards must be discarded.

1. What you imagine, is what you transpire.What you believe is what you achieve.
2. A good plan executed violently right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.
3. Once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension.
These are some great line of this Book
4."If you want to leave your footprints in the sands of time, do not drag your feet."

there is something everybody can ex...
best line: the youth of today must unlearn this self defeating way of life. the culture of working for material possessions and rewards must be discarded.

1. What you imagine, is what you transpire.What you believe is what you achieve.
2. A good plan executed violently right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.
3. Once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension.
These are some great line of this Book
4."If you want to leave your footprints in the sands of time, do not drag your feet."

there is something everybody can extract from this book. ... This is something worth of being read by every Indian

6 of 7 users found this review helpful.
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Boipoka
18 Jun 2014
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Flipkart Delivery is Fabulous. Disappointed with the product quality!!

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But the main disappointment came just after unwrapping the product. I have read this book several times before from library. So I am quiet aware of the Product Quality. But the one flipkart has delivered is not at all the same one!! Page and Print Quality is really bad and binding is also not the same as I saw for the same book before. How is that possible ???

I really do not understand that as they are giving a 54% discount on the book, is that the reason for the degradation of the product !! I r...
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Filpkart delivered the book just the next day of placing the order. Its really a great job!!

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I really do not understand that as they are giving a 54% discount on the book, is that the reason for the degradation of the product !! I r...
Filpkart delivered the book just the next day of placing the order. Its really a great job!!

But the main disappointment came just after unwrapping the product. I have read this book several times before from library. So I am quiet aware of the Product Quality. But the one flipkart has delivered is not at all the same one!! Page and Print Quality is really bad and binding is also not the same as I saw for the same book before. How is that possible ???

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SUMEDHA S.K
16 Sep 2012
"SIMPLE LIFE AND HIGH THINKING" an example by Sir A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

As we all know that "Sir A.P.J is an extra-ordinary and a multitalented and a well known scientist.
From this book one can understand that how a Muslim Boy with his Big and high Dreams and with his hardwork inspires him to become a well known scientists, what i mean to say that its an "AUTOBIOGRAPHY" of our respected sir A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
It contains totally 32Years of his early life's story.

It is an inspirational and Enthusiasmistic book for all generation and especially for youth and old person as well.

2 of 2 users found this review helpful.

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18 Aug 2014
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GREAT BOOK

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Autobiography of our A P J Abdul kalam

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A must book for every Indian

It is very inspirational. It showed what my life is about. It changes everyone's way of thinking.
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A Must read for all Indians.A true inspirational story of a boy who dared to dream beyond the limitations imposed by his circumstances. (View complete review)

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With all due respect to His Highness Sri APJ Abdul Kalam, purchase this book only and only if u are an engineering student or have a Science background Physics... Others like me might not even understand 85 percent of its content.... (View complete review)

    Book: Wings of Fire: An Autobiography (English) 1st Edition by Arun Tiwari, APJ Abdul Kalam
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