Mandela and Truth and Reconciliation (Days of Decision Series)

Mandela and Truth and Reconciliation (Days of Decision Series)

by Cath Senker
     
 

How did Nelson Mandela help to heal a divided nation by supporting South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission? What choices did he have, what support and advice did he receive, and how did his decisions affect history and his legacy? This book looks at a momentous event from recent times showing how one of the world's most charismatic leaders chose to

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How did Nelson Mandela help to heal a divided nation by supporting South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission? What choices did he have, what support and advice did he receive, and how did his decisions affect history and his legacy? This book looks at a momentous event from recent times showing how one of the world's most charismatic leaders chose to follow a courageous and groundbreaking course of action.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 7 Up—This series objectively examines some of the most important decisions of the last 100 years. The books open with a synopsis of the decision and then provide background that explains how the historical situation and each subject's personality, experiences, political circumstances, country's cultural background, and range of possible choices factored into his final choice. They close with analysis about the intended and unintended results of the decision and its positive and negative historical consequences. Brief biographies, photos, quotations, informational sidebars, and "What Do You Think?" critical-thinking prompts supplement the texts. While these topics have received wide extant coverage, this set's focus provides a fresh perspective that will help readers better understand the complexity that is always part of the political and international decision-making process. First purchases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432976453
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Series:
Days of Decision Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Cath Senker has over twenty years' experience in children's educational publishing and has written around 100 books for children for a range of publishers. Her books include highly regarded titles on Anne Frank, the Black Death and the Vietnam War, books on religions and the conflict between North and South Korea, and forthcoming titles on Self-Harm and Relationships. She lives the green lifestyle and has undertaken voluntary work for a range of organizations.

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