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

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

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Universities Press
    • Genre: Biographies & Autobiographies
    • ISBN: 9788173711466, 8173711461
    • Edition: 1st Edition, 2015
    • Pages: 180
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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.

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    • Publication Year
      • 2015
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      • Arun Tiwari, APJ Abdul Kalam
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    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 th...
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    Man with Dedication

    After reading this book i realized the value of APJ abdul Kalam's dedication.
    Don't think about money to purchase this book to read a autobiography a spokesman,a president,a DRDO chief scientist,a ISRO chief scientist, a Bramohse supersonic missile innovator...
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    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, devo...
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    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 foo...
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    "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...
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    A Great Man's Journey

    Just the best... Nothing else to say..
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    Great man , Great THOUGHT

    I have collected all APJ & SWAMI Vivekanda 'S books . All books are awesome and inspiring .. Great man Great THOUGHT.
    You & me often waste lots of money in simple electronics goods or other fashion accessories/
    But forget to read their great thought,speeches and biography . I suggest you to include in your order just 150-200 INR more and place order with APJ & SWAMI Vivekanda 'S books. It should improve you and the Nation . Thanks for read this Bekar Comment ......
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    Great product

    Awesome book with some golden motivational
    Word. Really inspired by reading it. And if i say about the delivery and packaging it was just awesome. Very much impressed by the delivery
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    Expected a better product

    Too pricey considering poor paper quality, print and cover shabby old pages
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