Mandelaby Martin Meredith
Martin Meredith's vivid portrayal of this towering leader
Nelson Mandela stands out as one of the most admired political figures of the twentieth century. It was his leadership and moral courage above all that helped to deliver a peaceful end to apartheid in South Africa after years of racial division and violence and to establish a fledgling democracy there.
Martin Meredith's vivid portrayal of this towering leader was originally acclaimed as an exemplary work of biography: instructive, illuminating, as well as felicitously written” (Kirkus Reviews), providing new insights on the man and his time” (Washington Post). Now Meredith has revisited and significantly updated his biography to incorporate a decade of additional perspective and hindsight on the man and his legacy and to examine how far his hopes for the new South Africa have been realised.
Published as South Africa celebrates 100 years since its founding and hosts the 2010 World Cup, Nelson Mandela is the most thorough and up-to-date account available of the life of its most revered hero.
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"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
"In his spry account, Meredith carefully avoids adulation while tracing the course of Mandela's remarkable career...[He] skillfully depicts Mandela's complex relationships [and] writes vividly but unsentimentally..." --L.A. Times
"Using personal interviews and the writing of some of Mandela's closest friends and family, Meredith paints an insider's canvas of recent South African history as well as an epic tale of a freedom fighter." --San Francisco Chronicle
"Not only a moving record of a man whose courage and conviction was so splendidly vindicated by events, but an exemplary work of biography: instructive, illuminating, as well as felicitously written." --Kirkus Reviews
Meet the Author
Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer and historian who has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. He is the author of many books including Diamonds, Gold and War; The Fate of Africa; Mugabe, and Elephant Destiny. He lives near Oxford, England.
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