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Desmond Tutu : a biography

Author: Steven Gish
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Series: Greenwood biographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History will remember Desmond Tutu, who has been called South Africa's Martin Luther King, Jr., as a great leader in the struggle against apartheid. In this new biography, which includes original quotations from the author's interviews with Tutu, readers will follow the steady progress of a boy and man who has held an irrepressible faith in humankind and his God. They will learn about his family, schooling,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Desmond Tutu; Desmond Tutu; Desmond Tutu
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Gish
ISBN: 0313328609 9780313328602 9780313361722 031336172X
OCLC Number: 55208501
Description: xvii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Beginnings --
Youth --
Teaching in a land of apartheid --
Entering the priesthood --
Relocating to Britain --
Return to southern Africa --
Second stay in Britain --
New challenges in southern Africa --
General secretary of the South African Council of Churches --
Rising international profile --
Bishop of Johannesburg --
Archbishop of Cape Town --
Witnessing the birth of a new South Africa --
Truth and reconciliation --
Too busy to retire.
Series Title: Greenwood biographies.
Responsibility: Steven D. Gish.

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This new biography of the extraordinary Nobel Peace Prize recipient spans into his active retirement. The clear explanation of the policy of Apartheid, how it affected Tutu and his family, and how he  Read more...

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