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Playing the enemy : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation

Author: John Carlin
Publisher: London : Atlantic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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THE #1 BESTSELLERIn June 1995 Nelson Mandela conquered the hearts of white South Africa and united his country, black and white, behind their rugby team. This book tells the extraordinary story of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Carlin
ISBN: 9781843548591 1843548593 9781843548690 1843548690 9781848872059 1848872054
OCLC Number: 232713022
Awards: Short-listed for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2008
Description: 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Breakfast in Houghton --
The Minister of Justice --
Separate amenities --
Bagging the croc --
Different planets --
Ayatollah Mandela --
The tiger king --
The mask --
The bitter-enders --
Romancing the general --
"Address their hearts" --
The captain and the president --
Springbok Serenade --
Silvermine --
Doubting Thomases --
The number six jersey --
"Nelson! Nelson!" --
Blood in the throat --
Love thine enemy --
Where are they now?
Responsibility: John Carlin.

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" This wonderful book describes Mandela's methodical, improbable and brilliant campaign to reconcile resentful blacks and fearful whites around a sporting event, a game of rugby." -"The New York Read more...

 
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