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Mandela: The Authorized Biography
Nelson Mandela, who emerged from twenty-six years of political imprisonment to lead South Africa out of apartheid and into democracy, is perhaps the world's most admired leader, a man whose life has been led with exemplary courage and inspired conviction. Now Anthony Sampson, who has known Mandela since 1951 and has been a close observer of South Africa's political life for the last fifty years, has produced the first authorized biography, the ...
Katherine Tegen Books
One day when Nelson Mandela was nine years old, his father died and he was sent from his village to a school far away from home, to another part of South Africa. In Johannesburg, the country's capital, Mandela saw fellow Africans who were poor and powerless. He decided then that he would work to protect them. When the government began to keep people apart based on the color of their skin, Mandela spoke out against the law and vowed to fight hard ...
Conversations with Myself
Foreword by President Barack Obama Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of recording thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has opened his personal archive, which offers unprecedented insight into his remarkable life. From letters written in the darkest hours of his twenty-seven years of imprisonment to the draft of an unfinished sequel to Long Walk to Freedom, ...
A Long Walk to Freedom: Early Years, 1918-1962 v. 1
The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his beginning in the Transkei to his being taken to Robben Island, this is the remarkable story of how a man rose so far, only to be sentenced to life imprisonment. Emotive and compelling, this is the story of an epic life. 'Burns with the ...
Long Walk to Freedom: With Connections (HRW Library)
HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON
Since his release from prison in 1990, Nelson Mandela has emerged as the world's most potent moral leader since Gandhi. The foster son of a Tembu chief, Mandela grew up straddling two worlds: the traditional culture of his tribe and the hostile reality of a white-dominated nation-state. His pivotal role in the anti-apartheid movement led to a life underground and imprisonment for his political beliefs and activities. A triumphant sequence of ...
Mandela: An Illustrated Autobiography
Little, Brown and Company
Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most inspiring political drama in the world. Mandela: An Illustrated ...
Mandela's Way: Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage
A compact, profoundly inspiring book that captures the spirit of Nelson Mandela, distilling the South African leader’s wisdom into 15 vital life lessons We long for heroes and have too few. Nelson Mandela, who recently celebrated his ninety-fourth birthday, is the closest thing the world has to a secular saint. He liberated a country from a system of violent prejudice and helped unite oppressor and oppressed in a way that had never been ...
Mandela: The Authorized Portrait
'What makes Mandela so special is that he's a real human being. . . . He's got a real life. And the fact that he is so flesh-and-blood real makes his greatness and his sacrifice and his wisdom and his courage in the face of all that has happened to him even more remarkable."-From the foreword by President Bill Clinton Named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has dedicated his life to ...
Mandela: The Authorised Biography
Widely considered to be the most important biography of Nelson Mandela, Antony Sampson's remarkable book has now been updated by acclaimed South African journalist, John Battersby. Over a decade after his presidency of South Africa, Nelson Mandela is still an inspirational figure to millions - both in his homeland and far beyond. He is, without doubt, one of the most important figures in global history. Mandela's opposition to apartheid and his ...
Mandela: A Critical Life
Oxford University Press, USA
Striking in appearance--six foot four and physically imposing--with an aristocratic bearing and incredible charm and self-assurance, Nelson Mandela is the greatest African leader in modern history, an iconic figure the world over. Now, in this new and highly revealing biography, Tom Lodge draws on a wide range of original sources to uncover a host of fresh insights about the shaping of Mandela's personality and public persona, from his ...
Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Nelson Mandela's autobiography, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, offers a glimpse into the mind of a great leader, admired across the globe for his dedication to the struggles against apartheid in South Africa. Now the youngest readers can discover the remarkable story of Mandela's long walk from ordinary village boy, to his dynamic leadership of the African National Congress, to his many long years in prison-and, at last, his freedom and astonishing rise ...
Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
W. W. Norton & Company
"A treasure for everyone in the family."--Bill Cosby Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is a cause for celebration, landmark work that gathers in one volume many of Africa's most cherished folktales. Mandela, a Nobel Laureate for Peace, has selected these thirty-two tales with the specific hope that Africa's oldest stories, as ...
The Mandela Legacy: The State of South Africa, Past, Present & Future.
Endeavour Press Ltd., 2012
Under the leadership of Nelson Mandela, South Africa emerged from the isolation of the apartheid era, and flourished both politically and economically. Despite its divisions and inequalities, Mandela united the nation, defusing tensions and avoiding a potential civil war. But was he unique? Can the heirs to his leadership build on his legacy - or will the country edge back towards chaos? In 'The Mandela Legacy', the BBC's Africa expert ...
Mandela: A Biography
"It provides new perspective and insights into the man and his times. . . . [Meredith] is particularly good in recounting the parallel rise and inevitable clash of white Afrikaner and black African nationalism in this century . ..." -- The Washington Post "Meredith paints an insider's canvas of recent South African history as well as an epic tale of a freedom fighter." -- San Francisco Chronicle "[R]evealing insights, particularly into the ...
Mystical Mandala Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books)
This vibrant collection of drawings was inspired by the hypnotic appeal of the mandala. An ancient form of meditative art, mandalas are complex circular designs that draw the eye inward, toward their centers. These 30 dazzling mandala designs will captivate colorists of all ages, challenging them to create kaleidoscopic effects.
Mandela: The Rebel Who Led His Nation to Freedom (National Geographic World History Biographies)
National Geographic Children's Books
Nelson Mandela comes to life in this portrait of a diplomatic man whose commitment to freedom gained him both the Nobel Peace Prize and Time’s Man of the Year honor. The son of a Thembu chief in South Africa, Mandela began his life-long campaign against white colonial rule while a college student. Kramer’s eloquent, yet approachable text describes the leader’s dedication to nonviolence, his role in the African National Congress and his ...
Mandela: From the Life of the South African Statesman
Few figures have inspired as much respect or admiration as Nelson Mandela. From his childhood in the South African countryside, to his election as the first black president in South Africa's history, Mandela's extra-ordinary life is a story of courage, persistence, hope and belief. Celebrated author/artist Floyd Cooper delivers "a forceful, credible picture of a strong and deeply devoted statesman" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
Mandela, Mobutu, and Me: A Newswoman's African Journey
In this stunning memoir, veteran Washington Post correspondent Lynne Duke takes readers on a wrenching but riveting journey through Africa during the pivotal 1990s and brilliantly illuminates a continent where hope and humanity thrive amid unimaginable depredation and horrors. For four years as her newspaper's Johannesburg bureau chief, Lynne Duke cut a rare figure as a black American woman foreign correspondent as she raced from story to ...
Mandela Was Late: Odd Things & Essays From the Seinfeld Writer Who Coined Yada, Yada and Made Spongeworthy a ...
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Mandela Was Late traverses the inner universe of a satiric genius who maybe should be getting out of the house a little more often. Wrapped in his cocoon of Hollywood residuals, battling his own (mounting?) foibles day by day, former Seinfeld writer/producer Peter Mehlman somehow manages to see the world a little more clearly than the rest of us. Ride along through the arc of time drawn by six separate moving violations; only in L.A. can you ...
Who is Nelson Mandela? A Very Short Book For Children
Who is Nelson Mandela? Is a fantastic short book aimed at children between the ages of 5 and 9. It is part of the popular "Who is?" series of books. Nelson Mandela is one of the most famous men in the world. He was the president of South Africa between 1994 and 1999 and is currently 94 years old. He has had an amazing life. He locked up in South Africa for 27 years for his views. He always believed that the apartheid system in his country ...
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