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Invictus : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation

Author: John Carlin
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009.
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After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid. His plan was ambitious if not far-fetched: Use the national rugby team, the Springboks--long an embodiment of white supremacist rule--to embody and engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup. The string of wins that  Read more...
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Named Person: Nelson Mandela
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Carlin
ISBN: 9780143117155 0143117157
OCLC Number: 424558925
Notes: Originally published: Playing the enemy. New York : Penguin Press, 2008.
Description: 274 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Breakfast in Houghton --
Minister of Justice --
Separate amenities --
Bagging the croc --
Different planets --
Ayatollah Mandela --
Tiger king --
Mask --
Bitter-enders --
Romancing the general --
"Address their hearts" --
Captain and the president --
Springbok serenade --
Silvermine --
Doubting Thomases --
Number six jersey --
"Nelson! Nelson!" --
Blood in the throat --
Love thine enemy.
Other Titles: Playing the enemy
Responsibility: John Carlin.

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After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid. His plan was ambitious if not far-fetched: Use the national rugby team, the Springboks--long an embodiment of white supremacist rule--to embody and engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup. The string of wins that followed not only defied the odds, but capped Mandela's miraculous effort to bring South Africans together in a hard-won, enduring bond.

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