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

Author: John Carlin; Gideon Emery; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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In 1985, Nelson Mandela, then in prison for 23 years, set about winning over the fiercest proponents of apartheid, from his jailers to the head of South Africa's military. First he earned his freedom and then he won the presidency in the nation's first free election in 1994. But he knew that South Africa was still dangerously divided. If he couldn't unite his country in a visceral, emotional way--and fast--it would  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Downloadable audio books
Biography
Named Person: Nelson Mandela
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: John Carlin; Gideon Emery; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781435672444 1435672445
OCLC Number: 262451403
Notes: Audio file.
Title from image of compact disc container on Web page (viewed Oct. 14, 2008).
Previously released on compact disc, 2008.
Performer(s): Narrated by Gideon Emery.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (9.25 hr.))
Responsibility: John Carlin.

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In 1985, Nelson Mandela, then in prison for 23 years, set about winning over the fiercest proponents of apartheid, from his jailers to the head of South Africa's military. First he earned his freedom and then he won the presidency in the nation's first free election in 1994. But he knew that South Africa was still dangerously divided. If he couldn't unite his country in a visceral, emotional way--and fast--it would collapse into chaos. He would need all the charisma and strategic acumen he had honed during half a century of activism, and he'd need a cause all South Africans could share. Mandela picked one of the more farfetched causes imaginable--the national rugby team, the Springboks, who would host the sport's World Cup in 1995. Author Carlin, former South Africa bureau chief for the London Independent, offers a portrait of the greatest statesman of our time in action.--From publisher description.

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