John Carlin

Knowing Mandela: A Personal Portrait (Paperback)

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<p>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.</p> <p>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 was released from prison after twenty-seven years and ultimately ascended to the presidency of his strife-torn country.</p> <p>Drawing on exclusive conversations with Mandela and countless interviews with people who were close to him, Carlin has crafted an account of a man who was neither saint nor superman. Mandela's seismic political victories were won at the cost of much personal unhappiness and disappointment.</p> <p><em>Knowing Mandela</em> offers an intimate understanding of one of the most towering and remarkable figures of our age.</p>

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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 was released from prison after twenty-seven years and ultimately ascended to the presidency of his strife-torn country.

Drawing on exclusive conversations with Mandela and countless interviews with people who were close to him, Carlin has crafted an account of a man who was neither saint nor superman. Mandela's seismic political victories were won at the cost of much personal unhappiness and disappointment.

Knowing Mandela offers an intimate understanding of one of the most towering and remarkable figures of our age.

Knowing Mandela: A Personal Portrait (Paperback)

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Abridged
Y
Series Title
Hellhound Chronicles
Publisher
HarperCollins
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
144
Author
John Carlin
Title
Knowing Mandela: A Personal Portrait
ISBN-13
9780062323934
Publication Date
December, 2013
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
0062323938

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An intimate look at a great man

Knowing Mandela: A Personal Portrait by John Carlin is a very intimate look at one of the most important men of the 20th century and 21st century. The book shows Nelson Mandela as a total man with all his flaws and deficiencies. But within this man is greatness and the author does a great job at showing you the reader his strength. The book is clearly very well researched from extensive interviews with Mandela himself as well as people who were close to him. The book shows the reader what Nelson Mandela was all about. I enjoyed this book and I think you will too. I would definitely recommend, Knowing Mandela: A Personal Portrait.


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