Mandela [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 Prize winner, president of his country, and a statesman who held South ...
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Mandela

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Overview

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 Prize winner, president of his country, and a statesman who held South Africa together long enough to find reconciliation and the path to prosperity.

But despite all this, Mandela saw himself as a pragmatic politician with one fixed goal: the end of apartheid rule in South Africa. Apart from that one overarching aim, everything else was tactics. If non-violence worked, he was for it; when bombs and guns were winning, he would use them, too. He started or suspended negotiations as circumstances demanded and ignored grievances in favor of peace. If the cause required that he sacrifice his freedom and much of his personal life, so be it. He was always focused on the prize, and, in the end, he won it – and with it, the world's adulation and the enduring love of his people. This is his story.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148857747
  • Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 203,663
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Donna Faulkner studied history at Oxford University. Mandela is her first book.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Matt

    I just really like this book!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Disappointing

    This was a disappointment. All this book does is recite events in quick succession. There's no depth, no real exploration of the man. I really was hoping for more. :/

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Well written and fast paced, this book paints a vivid portrait o

    Well written and fast paced, this book paints a vivid portrait of Nelson Mandela, not just as a leader of his country, but as a man. High recommended.

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    Posted March 3, 2014

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