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Nelson Mandela : a biography

Autore: Martin Meredith
Editore: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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In this, the first full-scale biography of Nelson Mandela, Martin Meredith vividly captures the epic arc of a life defined by struggle against the brutality of apartheid and its eventual defeat. He provides fascinating insights into the enduring friendships Mandela forged among whites and blacks alike, into the influential role played by his communist colleagues, and into his turbulent personal life. Meredith casts  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Martin Meredith
ISBN: 0312181329 9780312181321
Numero OCLC: 37981847
Note: "First published in Great Britain by the Penguin Group"--T.p. verso.
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Descrizione: viii, 596 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsabilità: Martin Meredith.

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In this, the first full-scale biography of Nelson Mandela, Martin Meredith vividly captures the epic arc of a life defined by struggle against the brutality of apartheid and its eventual defeat. He provides fascinating insights into the enduring friendships Mandela forged among whites and blacks alike, into the influential role played by his communist colleagues, and into his turbulent personal life. Meredith casts light upon the dark years of Mandela's imprisonment, when, mostly forgotten by the outside world, he was banished to Robben Island, South Africa's most notorious political prison. Yet Mandela survived years of hard labor and mistreatment to emerge as a powerful symbol of national reconciliation, and his ultimate triumph was honored and acclaimed around the world. As a champion of peace and a father of a new nation, Nelson Mandela is a hero in a world where heroes are few in number.

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