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Mandela : the authorized biography

Author: Anthony Sampson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York : Distributed by Random House, Inc. [1999}] ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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The Life of Nelson Mandela is one of the most extraordinary epics of the twentieth century. An almost-forgotten prisoner on Robben Island twenty years ago, apparently doomed to a helpless existence as a victim of apartheid, he not only survived but almost single-handedly saved South Africa from potential chaos, to become one of the most widely admired leaders in the world. Mandela's myth is dazzling; in this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sampson, Anthony.
Mandela.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1999
(OCoLC)607244235
Named Person: Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Sampson
ISBN: 0375400192 9780375400193
OCLC Number: 40813399
Description: xxvi, 672 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Map: Apartheid South Africa --
Prologue: The Last Hero --
Country Boy: 1918-1934 --
Mission Boy: 1934-1940 --
Big City: 1941-1945 --
Afrikaners vs. Africans: 1946-1949 --
Nationalists vs. Communists: 1950-1951 --
Defiance: 1952 --
Lawyer and Revolutionary: 1952-1954 --
The Meaning of Freedom: 1953-1956 --
Treason and Winnie: 1956-1957 --
Dazzling Contender: 1957-1959 --
The Revolution That Wasn't: 1960 --
Violence: 1961 --
Last Fling: 1962 --
Crime and Punishment: 1963-1964 --
Master of My Fate: 1964-1971 --
Steeled and Hardened: 1971-1976 --
Lady into Amazon: 1962-1976 --
The Shadowy Presence: 1964-1976 --
Black Consciousness: 1976-1978 --
Prison Charisma: 1976-1982 --
A Family Apart: 1977-1980 --
Prison Within a Prison: 1978-1982 --
Insurrection: 1982-1985 --
Ungovernability: 1986-1988 --
The Lost Leader: 1983-1988 --
"Something Horribly Wrong": 1987-1989 --
Prisoner vs. President: 1989-1990 --
Myth and Man --
Revolution to Cooperation --
Third Force --
Exit Winnie --
Negotiating --
Election --
Governing --
The Glorified Perch --
Forgiving --
Withdrawing --
Graca --
Mandela's World --
Mandela's Country --
Image and Reality.
Responsibility: Anthony Sampson.
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The Life of Nelson Mandela is one of the most extraordinary epics of the twentieth century. An almost-forgotten prisoner on Robben Island twenty years ago, apparently doomed to a helpless existence as a victim of apartheid, he not only survived but almost single-handedly saved South Africa from potential chaos, to become one of the most widely admired leaders in the world. Mandela's myth is dazzling; in this biography Anthony Sampson penetrates it to show us the man himself. Mandela is filled with new insights and information. We see how prison, which he and his fellow inmates turned into a kind of unofficial university, gradually transformed Mandela from a headstrong activist into a reflective and consummately skilled statesman. We learn how British and American diplomats cold-shouldered him when support was desperately needed, and about the political infighting, sometimes vicious, that went on between anti-apartheid factions. Particularly fascinating is Sampson's narrative of the incredible negotiations leading to Mandela's release from prison and the eventual collapse of the white regime, when his colleagues feared that he was selling out to the government. At every turn, this book sheds fresh light on the moral dilemmas that Mandela was forced to face again and again in his personal and public lives. In the struggle for freedom for South African blacks, he paid a tragic price, becoming alienated from his wife and remote from his children. Yet he famously retained his humanity, and while Sampson does not conceal Mandela's failings - his stubbornness, his fixed loyalties, his princely manners and detachment - the man who emerges is authentically heroic. -- Publisher description

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