Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was India's first five star General, (Field Marshal). Manekshaw rose to become the 8th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army in 1969 and under his command, Indian forces conducted victorious campaigns against Pakistan in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 that led to the liberation of Bangladesh in December 1971....
|Title||:||Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw|
|Number of Pages||:||272 Pages|
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Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw Reviews
After a vigorous six month search, when I did get my hands on this book, I was petty excited. But, as I continued with the book, I was more than disappointed. This book is termed as an "official biography", yet, according to me, it is petty far from what can be called as a biography. Its more of a personal account of the author who had a chance to work with the man more intimately. The only saving grace of this book are the speeches of Sam included in the appendix. Yet, this happens to be a very important and must read book to any interested in the Indian History or Indian Army. However poorly compiled, this book is about the man who has led India in a war against a first class enemy and was victorious, second only to Chandragupta Maurya of 303 B.C. The book helps in knowing the leader and human in Sam. Especially, the part of the book which deals with the prelude and war of 1971 is what it is worth. All his speeches are inspiring. If you're unwilling to leave out a chance of knowing one of the "leaders" India has produced, and also can overlook / ignore the author's untimely rants amidst serious topics, please go ahead and read it. Sam, the leader, is all for you.
A little disappointed with the book to be honest. The book, instead of a biography, is actually excerpts of the author's interactions with the Field Marshal. Having been fascinated by the man's persona I wanted more details of his childhood and personal life which is missing in the book.The book also includes a video, in form of a CD, of a speech by FM SAM Manekshaw on Leadership. Over all a good work of scholarship but leaves a lot more to be desired.
Interesting insight into the life of this inspirational war hero. The details captured by the author through his connection with Sam Manekshaw were refreshing to read. It threw light on the life of this brave soldier who is admired by us Indians.
A great account of Sam Bahadur by Depinder Singh. Talks closely about his personal approach and leadership.
A perfect book for anyone who wants to read about leadership. This book contains very close narration of events related to Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw given by his military assistant. Worth reading by every indian who wants to know about the greatest military leader of free India and (in my view) one of the greatest military leaders of all times in the world. The leadership traits of Field Marshall is amply demonstrated through out the book where he rose to the occasion and presented an example in front of everyone.
This book gives great details about India's most illustrious field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, The book seems to be haphazardly written, but persevere through that and you would find a gem in your hands, brilliant read! The account is very inspiring and his leadership through his gestures are funny yet amazing. The part where he sends a unit a box of bangles cracked me up, read to find out
its more of a collection of anecdotes!