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Mandela : a critical life

Author: Tom Lodge
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering insights about the shaping of Mandela's personality and public persona, from his childhood days and early activism, through his long years of imprisonment, to his presidency of the new South Africa, this book emphasises the crucial interplay between Mandela's public career and his personal or private world.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Biographies
Named Person: Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Lodge
ISBN: 9780199219353 0199219354 9780192805683 0192805681
OCLC Number: 132293758
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Childhood and upbringing --
Becoming a notable --
Volunteer-in-chief --
Making a messiah --
Trials --
Prisoner 466/64 --
Leading from prison --
Messianic politics and the transition to democracy --
Embodying the nation.
Responsibility: Tom Lodge.

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A new and highly revealing look at one of the most celebrated political figures of our times. Drawing upon a range of original sources, Tom Lodge explores the making of a modern-day political hero,  Read more...

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A balanced critical biography. * Sarah Ruden, Standpoint *

 
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