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Invictus : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation

Autore: John Carlin
Editore: New York : Penguin Books, 2009.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Persona incaricata: Nelson Mandela
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: John Carlin
ISBN: 9780143117155 0143117157
Numero OCLC: 424558925
Note: Originally published : Playing the enemy. New York : Penguin Press, 2008.
Descrizione: 274 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Altri titoli: Playing the enemy
Responsabilità: 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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