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Turning Points

A Journey Through Challenges
Written by: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Narrated by: Jagdish Raja
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
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It was like any other day on the Anna University campus in Chennai. I had delivered a lecture, 'Vision to Mission', and the session got extended from one hour to two. I had lunch with a group of research students and went back to class. 

As I was returning to my rooms in the evening, the vice chancellor, Prof. A. Kalanidhi, fell in step with me. Someone had been frantically trying to get in touch with me through the day, he said. Indeed, the phone was ringing when I entered the room. When I answered, a voice at the other end said, 'The prime minister wants to talk with you....' 

Some months earlier, I had left my post as principal scientific adviser to the government of India, a Cabinet-level post, to return to teaching. Now, as I spoke to the PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, my life was set for an unexpected change. 

Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story from where Wings of Fire left off. It brings together details from his career and presidency that are not generally known as he speaks out for the first time on certain points of controversy. It offers not only insight into an extraordinary personality but also a vision of how a country with a great heritage can become great in accomplishment, skills and abilities through effort, perseverance and confidence. It is a continuing saga, above all, of a journey, individual and collective, that will take India to 2020 and beyond as a developed nation.

©2012 A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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good to go

Nice to hear the visionary and critical experience and thoughts. must go with this book

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it's great abdul kalames great life incidents

Great and eminant personality of APJ 's views about young india, technology and to become developed country.

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A must for all Indian citizens

I salute President A P J Abdul Kalaam for his emense contribution to Indian society

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Superb

loved it. Greatness of APJ Kalam is evident in the story he Conveys and his love for our country

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masterpiece

to India from Indian by legend

all for one ,one for all

truly magical and splendid guidance