About the book (from Google Books):
A moving biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of India’s hard-won struggle for independence whose life and spiritual teachings continue to inspire millions today, by a man who knew him well, written with warmth and simplicity.
About Louis Fischer (from Wikipedia):
Louis Fischer (29 February 1896 – 15 January 1970) was an American journalist. Among his works were a contribution to the ex-Communist treatise The God that Failed (1949), a Life of Mahatma Gandhi (1950), basis for the Academy Award-winning film Gandhi (1982), as well as a Life of Lenin, which won the 1965 National Book Award in History and Biography.