Book: Legends Over Generations
Author: Ashraf Haggag
Published by: Primedia eLaunch LLC
Number of pages: 228 pages
My Rating: 4/5
BOOK SUMMARY: People have contributed to various life aspects science, politics, literature, arts, social activities and so many other fields. These genius minds put a keen interest in every phenomenon right from when they were young. The zeal, passion, dedication, hard work and efforts they put into their work helped them discover something new about the world we live in. They are among the most influential people of today’s world. Their way of shaping modern day culture is completely unrivalled.
MY REVIEW: I have received a review copy of Legends over Generations by Ashraf Haggag from Vinfluencers in exchange for an honest review.
This book is unusual as it is a non-fiction book based on luminaries in various fields such as arts, literature, science, human rights and politics. Instead of focusing on any one field or any particular person, the author Ashraf Haggag has chosen to focus on numerous personalities or what he terms as “legends”.
The downside of this book is that it may not appeal to a larger audience. The upside is that the language used in this book is very simple and clear and can be understand by a layperson. As a student of History, I particularly found this book interesting.
The book has been divided into segments. The author has given an introduction and has explained why he has chosen the personalities that have been showcased in the book.
The different sections of the book are human rights, science, politics, art and literature respectively.
In the human rights sections, we read about not only about deceased personalities like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, but also about living personalities such as the Dalai Lama and Malala Yousafzai. I particularly enjoyed reading about Malala!
In the political legends section, the author has once again given the reader information about legends like Napoleon Bonaparte as well as politicians like Mikhail Gorbachev who I saw on television and read about in the newspapers all the time when I was a child.
In the arts section, I was able to gather a lot of information about people I previously knew nothing much about, like Anton Checkhov, Simon Bolivar and Humphry Bogart.
The author has brought the book to a worthy conclusion by enumerating the traits of people who can be termed as “legends”.
All in all, Legends over Generations is worth a read!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ashraf Haggag is a senior executive with nearly three decades of experience in close proximity to the corporate market. He is eager to bring enhanced cross-cultural awareness to today’s business leaders.