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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...



New Word City, Inc., 2014

Nelson Mandela led a long and remarkable life. From his earliest days herding cows in a South African village, he became a child of privilege, a rebellious runaway, an impoverished student, a father, a successful lawyer, a political dissident, a rising star in the African nationalist movement, an underground saboteur, the chief defendant in three show trials, a political prisoner, a secret negotiator with South Africa’s rulers, a Nobel Peace ...


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 ...


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 ...


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: 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 ...


The Life Changing Lessons of Nelson Mandela (Nelson Mandela, Autobiography, Biography, Long Walk To Freedom, ..., 2013

Discover The Inspirational Story And Life Changing Lessons Of Nelson Mandela! There's no doubt that Nelson Mandela is one of the greatest leaders and most inspirational human beings of our life time. This book goes into details about the life of Nelson Mandela, his incredible story, and how he was able to rise above the obstacles he faced to become an incredible leader of a nation. There's much to learn from Nelson Mandela that we can ...


Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
John Carlin

Penguin Books, 2009

Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament—the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together. After being released from prison and winning South Africa’s first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid. His plan was ambitious if not far-fetched: use the national rugby team, the Springboks—long an embodiment ...


DK Biography: Nelson Mandela
Lenny Hort, Laaren Brown


DK Biography sets a new standard in children's paperback books, relying on bold photographs, energetic storytelling, and detailed sidebars and definition boxes to build an educational and entertaining series. These books are perfect for either the classroom or the living room. Each title features a celebrated leader who has impacted our world in a big way, from important politicians to inspiring civil rights leaders, great entertainers to ...


El Largo Camino Hacia la Libertad: La Autobiografia de Nelson Mandela (Spanish Edition)
Nelson Mandela

Aguilar, 2013

Nelson Mandela representa para millones de personas el triunfo de la dignidad y de la esperanza sobre la desesperación y el odio, de la autodisciplina y el amor sobre la persecución y la ignominia. Su extraordinaria vida consagrada a la lucha contra la opresión racial lo hizo acreedor al premio Nobel de la Paz y lo alzó a la presidencia de su país. Desde su triunfal puesta en libertad en 1990 se convirtió en el centro del acontecimiento ...


Knowing Mandela: A Personal Portrait
John Carlin

Harper Perennial, 2013

Equal parts freedom fighter and statesman, Nelson Mandela bestrode the world stage for the past three decades, building a legacy that places him in the pantheon of history's most exemplary leaders. As a foreign correspondent based in South Africa, author John Carlin had unique access to Mandela during the post-apartheid years when Mandela faced his most daunting obstacles and achieved his greatest triumphs. Carlin witnessed history as Mandela ...


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 ...


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: 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 ...


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).


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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