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Good Morning, Mr. Mandela: A Memoir
Zelda la Grange

Viking Adult, 2014

“In  Good Morning, Mr. Mandela , Zelda la Grange recounts her remarkable life at the right hand of the man we both knew and loved. It's a tribute to both of them—to Madiba's eye for talent and his capacity for trust and to Zelda's courage to take on a great challenge and her capacity for growth. This story proves the power of making politics personal and is an important reminder of the lessons Madiba taught us all.” —President Bill ...


Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

Back Bay Books, 1995

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. 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 ...


Nelson Mandela
Kadir Nelson

Katherine Tegen Books, 2013

In this picture book biography, award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global icon, in poignant free verse and glorious illustrations. It is the story of a young boy's determination to change South Africa, and of the struggles of a man who eventually became the president of his country by believing in equality for all people, no matter the color of their skin. Readers will be inspired by Mandela's triumph ...


Mandela: The Authorized Portrait

Andrews McMeel, 2006

'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 ...


Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend
Christo Brand, Barbara Jones

Thomas Dunne Books, 2014

Raised in a multi-ethnic farming community, Afrikaner Christo Brand was confused and saddened when he first confronted the realities of South African apartheid.  Conscripted into the military at 18, Brand chose to serve as a prison guard rather than embrace the brutality and danger inherent in the work of soldiers and policemen.  Assigned to the maximum security facility on remote Robben Island, Brand was given charge ...


Conversations with Myself
Nelson Mandela

Picador, 2011

“[Nelson Mandela] has done so much to change his country, and the world, that it is hard to imagine the history of the last several decades without him.” —from the foreword by President Barack Obama 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 ...


Mandela's Way: Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage
Richard Stengel

Crown Archetype, 2010

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 died in 2013 at the age of ninety-five, 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 done ...




The question that we always ask ourselves is very simple: What strategy should we use in order to join the league of the greatest person’s who ever lived? The compelling nature of this age-old question is premised on the fact that the worst fear in life is to die as a forgotten and inconsequential failure. We don’t want to imagine- even for a single moment- that we will never leave our foot prints in the sands of time. If you are one of ...


Who Was Nelson Mandela?
Meg Belviso, Pamela D. Pollack

Grosset & Dunlap, 2014

As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world.  Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution.  He spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged as the inspiring leader of the new South Africa.  He became the country’s first black president and went on to live his dream of change.  This is an important and exciting addition to the  Who Was...?  series.


Mandela: An Illustrated Autobiography
Nelson Mandela

Little, Brown and Company, 1996

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: From the Life of the South African Statesman
Floyd Cooper

Puffin, 2000

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: The Authorized Biography
Anthony Sampson

Vintage, 2000

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 ...


All About Nelson Mandela (Full Biography)

Nikol Vega Canales, 2014

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (/mænˈdɛlə/;[4] Xhosa pronunciation: [xoˈliːɬaɬa manˈdeːla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of ...


Mandela: A Biography
Martin Meredith

PublicAffairs, 2011

"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 ...


Goeiemore, mnr Mandela (Afrikaans Edition)

SA Penguin, 2014

Zelda la Grange het grootgeword as ’n ondersteuner van die reëls wat wit en swart skei. En tog sou sy Nelson Mandela se naaste vertroueling word, en liefde en respek ontwikkel vir hierdie man wat aan haar as ’n vyand voorgehou is. Goeiemôre, mnr Mandela vertel die uitsonderlike verhaal van hoe ’n jong vrou se lewe, oortuigings en vooroordele omvergewerp word deur die grootste staatsman van ons tyd. Dit volg die ongelooflike lewenspad van ...


Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

W. W. Norton & Company, 2007

A cause for celebration, and a landmark work that gathers in one volume many of Africa's most cherished folktales. In these beloved stories we meet a Kenyan lion named Simba, a snake with seven heads, and tricksters from Zulu folklore; we hear the voices of the scheming hyena, and we learn from a Khoi fable how animals acquired their tails and horns. Creation myths tell us how the land, its animals, and its people all came into existence under ...


Nelson Mandela: "No Easy Walk to Freedom"
Barry Denenberg

Scholastic Inc., 2014

From his humble beginnings in rural South Africa to his tragic death at age 95 in 2013, Nelson Mandela's life is a tale of inspiration and courage. The most up-to-date biography of Nelson Mandela. This powerful biography provides an in-depth look at Nelson Mandela who grew up in a rural village in South Africa under racist apartheid rule--a regime he ultimately helped overthrow. Denenberg explores the history of South Africa and its often ...


Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Flash Point, 2009

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: From terrorist to philanthropist, 2014

Take a rare glimpse into the legacy that Nelson Mandela left behind and venture into untold, cold truths about South Africa. Learn about the conundrum that the West had faced when it decided on the fate of Nelson Mandela's reputation in our Western media and how he was allowed to be promoted from terrorist to philanthropist. The Nelson Mandela according to Western Media was a noble, peace loving man who led a nation from oppression into a ...


Notes to the Future: Words of Wisdom
Nelson Mandela

Atria Books, 2012

“The book that you hold in your hands is nothing short of a miracle.” —Desmond Tutu, from the Introduction The authorized record of Nelson Mandela’s most inspiring and historically important quotations Notes to the Future is the definitive book of quotations from one of the great leaders of our time. This collection—gathered from privileged access to Mandela’s vast personal archive of private papers, speeches, correspondence, ...



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