Book Review: Legends over Generations by Ashraf Haggag

Legends over Generations – the title is pretty self-explanatory as to what this book is about. A nonfiction book that talks about prominent personalities across various fields, this book is enough to get a basic idea about what all these legends were all about.  Here is a short summary of the book:

“Since the beginning of human settlement, a lot of people came up with ideas, philosophies, beliefs, experiments, research, redesigning of thoughts, talents, and surveys to bring myths to reality. People 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.

In these Legends, we’ve seen inexplicable abilities that helped us define our existence and human life. Their names are engraved in the sands of time for their work in the welfare of mankind with different inventions that have made our lives easy, enjoyable and successful. The following chapters commemorate the greatest personalities we’ve ever seen who changed the world.

They are among the most influential people of today’s world. With practical advantages in various aspects, they have helped us to grow a better understanding of the world and different working phenomenon’s that governs us. Their way of shaping modern day culture is completely unrivaled.”

The first thing that struck me as I started reading this collection of exemplary life stories was how concisely the author, Ashraf Haggag, has gathered all the facts mentioned here. In every sentence, in every fact he puts forth, he is clear and eloquent in his descriptions. Of course, these facts aren’t a comprehensive list related to the legend in question but it is enough to keep your interest piqued and give you a starter course in general knowledge about the legend. I must say, however, that in a few places, it felt very stiff and formal, mostly because of the subject matter, perhaps.

There are a couple of things that grated on my eyes when I read this: the spelling mistakes, the punctuation, and the formatting. It could have been edited in a much better manner, but the chinks in the armor are there.

But the armor is strong enough that it takes the heat of these and plods on with a strength that will overwhelm you. Because trust me, looking at all the signatures and the facts related to them and the quotes attributed to them can inspire you immensely. Especially legends in the arts, for someone like me, are a huge inspiration in the direction I am going. Loved reading about them!

If you want to gain knowledge about legends like the Dalai Lama, Marie Curie, Nikola Tesla, Che Guevara, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and William Shakespeare, I’ll recommend this to you with the catch that this is a great place to get basic knowledge of them about, but not a comprehensive data kit about them.

Rating: 3/5 stars

Legends over Generations was awarded the Book of the Month by tradition.co.uk in the month of April.

Find the trailer to the book on YouTube here: Legends over Generations.

Links to buy Legends over Generations on various platforms:

Amazon | Flipkart | Waterstones | Powells | Barnes & Noble

About the Author:

Legends over Generations - Author PicAshraf Haggag is a senior executive with nearly three decades of experience in close proximity to the corporate market. His more recent experience has also taken him to every facet of the hospitality industry.

Haggag has direct experience in many different aspects of business, including sales, marketing, revenue management, and administration. Having worked in Germany, the United States, Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, his global experiences have helped him realize that companies must target new market zones in order to grow and prosper in the international marketplace. He is eager to bring enhanced cross-cultural awareness to today’s business leaders.

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