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Joseph Lelyveld

Joseph Lelyveld

Decatur Library Auditorium

April 20, 2011, 7:15 P.M.

Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph Lelyveld, the former executive editor of The New York Times, will visit us to discuss his acclaimed new book, ”Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India.” This stirring book deepens our sense of Gandhi’s accomplishments and disappointments while examining the man as one of history’s most remarkable self-creations who oversaw a profound social and political transformation in India. It is, says one critic, ”that rare book that says something new about one of the most familiar figures of modern times.” Lelyveld’s interest in Gandhi dates back to his tours in India and South African as a correspondent for the Times, where he worked for nearly four dexades. His book about apartheid, ”Move Your Shadow: South African Black and White” won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.