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Long Walk to Freedom : The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (Paperback)

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&quot;As recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, president of the African National Congress, and head of the anti-apartheid movement, Nelson Mandela has been one of the world's great moral and political leaders. The story of his life - from the early development of his political consciousness to his eventful quarter century behind bars to his momentous victory in South Africa's first-ever multiracial elections - is an epic account of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.&quot; -- Back cover. <b>&quot;Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history - and then go out and change it.&quot; -President Barack Obama</b> Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his 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. After his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela was at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is still revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. <br /> <br /> <i>Long Walk to Freedom</i> is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela told the extraordinary story of his life -- an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph. <b>The book that inspired the major motion picture <i>Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.</i></b>

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"As recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, president of the African National Congress, and head of the anti-apartheid movement, Nelson Mandela has been one of the world's great moral and political leaders. The story of his life - from the early development of his political consciousness to his eventful quarter century behind bars to his momentous victory in South Africa's first-ever multiracial elections - is an epic account of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph." -- Back cover. "Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history - and then go out and change it." -President Barack Obama Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his 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. After his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela was at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is still revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.

Long Walk to Freedom is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela told the extraordinary story of his life -- an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph. The book that inspired the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.• Author: Nelson Mandela • ISBN:9780316548182 • Format:Paperback • Publication Date:1995-10-01

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Language
English
Publisher
Little Brown and Company
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
638
Author
Nelson Mandela
Title
Long Walk to Freedom
ISBN-13
9780316548182
Publication Date
October, 1995
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.30 x 5.48 x 1.77 Inches
ISBN-10
0316548189

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Though Nelson Mandela ...

Though Nelson Mandela wrote these words about his colleague Oliver Tambo, they are fitting to him as well: 'He too epitomized Chief Luthuli's precept: 'Let your courage rise with danger.'' Nelson Mandela's autobiography is simply a must read. Mandela's writing captures your attention and dares you to disbelieve that he is not in the room telling you these things himself. Though a thumper of a book at over 600 pages, it was impossible for me to read less than 50-75 at a time. I highly recommend it to everyone. He wrote the first draft while in prison on Robben Island, and it eloquently and deftly tells his story: his noble birth and legal training, the rise of his political consciousness and activism, his struggles against the apartheid regime, his trials for treason and his decades of political imprisonment on Robben Island. No matter the challenge, Mandela's courage rises to meet it: going underground, representing fellow prisoners for grievances for color-blind food rations and clothing, and being separated from his wife and family with visitations separated by years. Mandela recounts numerous anecdotes to point out lessons learned, disparities impossible to ignore, changing perceptions of the political and social world (both inside and outside prison), and what is required of a leader. "Like the gardener, a leader must take responsibility for what he cultivates; he must mind his work, try to repel enemies, preserve what can be preserved, and eliminate what cannot succeed." His cognizance and candor about what his re/actions represent and symbolize to others amazes me. As a person who possesses the inner strength, self-control, and follow-through, Mandela fits the billing of a real-life superhero, on the scale of Gandhi and Moses.

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How could anything in...

"How could anything interesting happen in prison?" I thought. And yet, it does. What Mandela thought and did during those years in prison had a lasting influence on South Africa. His patience and estute perceptions about people and how to bring them together made him uniquely qualified to bring the country together after apartheid. I am not usually a fan of long biographies because they usually just end up doing a lot of name dropping and factoid listing. Not so, here. Every event, every person mentioned is there for a reason. A fascinating read.

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How could anything in...

"How could anything interesting happen in prison?" I thought. And yet, it does. What Mandela thought and did during those years in prison had a lasting influence on South Africa. His patience and estute perceptions about people and how to bring them together made him uniquely qualified to bring the country together after apartheid. I am not usually a fan of long biographies because they usually just end up doing a lot of name dropping and factoid listing. Not so, here. Every event, every person mentioned is there for a reason. A fascinating read.

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Brilliant, love this g...

Brilliant, love this gut and his never say die attitude, a fantastic read and also educational at times if you are not up to speed with Apartheid anf what it meant

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An excellent work by t...

An excellent work by the world's greatest elder statesman, giving a great deal of interesting detail and background about South Africa's liberation struggle. I was quite surprised to read that in the 1960s Mandela and the ANC were open to compromise. He relates that they told the apartheid regime that they knew it would be politically impossible to give them majority rule at that time, but they asked for just a few seats in parliament, to be reviewed and increased gradually every few years. How different the history of southern Africa might have been if the white regime had had the common sense to accept that remarkable offer then!

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