*The autobiography of one of the greatest men of the twentieth century reissued to coincide with the publication of Anthony Holden's biography coming from HarperCollins
Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. Long Walk to Freedom is his moving autobiography, Here, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life - an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph, which has, until now, been virtually unknown to most of the world. The foster son of a Thembu chief, Mandela was raised in the traditional, tribal culture of his ancestors, but at an early age learned the modern, inescapable reality of what came to be called apartheid, one of the most powerful an
A tale of anger and sorrow, love and joy, grace and elegance DAILY NEWS Indispensable ... [a] unique life-story Anthony Sampson A truly stunning account of his extraordinary life ... A vivid testimony to an unusual mixture of courage, persistence, tolerance, and forgiveness Sir David Steel One of the most life- affirming books you'll read GQ
Nelson Mandela became the democratically elected, first black president of the republic of South Africa on 27 April 1994.
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Simply brilliant. And on that note I'll keep it short and sweet, although I can't believe I'm the first to review this epic book on the site.