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Nelson Mandela: The Man and the Movement

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Nelson Mandela became a legend in his own lifetime. The son of a chief, he qualified as a lawyer, then was one of the leaders of the African National Congress whose long, heroic struggle against the infamous system of Apartheid is vividly described in this biography. Accused of treason by the South African government, Mandela was incarcerated for twenty-seven years, years ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published November 17th 1994 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published January 30th 1986)
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Ruth
May 23, 2010 Ruth rated it really liked it
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286 pages. Donated 2010 May.

Nelson Mandela became a legend in his own lifetime. The son of a chief, he qualified as a lawyer, then was one of the leaders of the African National Congress whose long, heroic struggle against the infamous system of apartheid is vividly described in this biography. Accused of treason by the South African government, Mandela was incarcerated for twenty-seven years, years in which he was honored as the world's most famous political prisoner. Mary Benson follows his po
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Ian
Feb 13, 2011 Ian rated it liked it
Shelves: 10th-grade-books
This book is a biography about Nelson Mandela, the influential rebel and freedom fighter who helped native Sotuh African Blacks gain freedon and helped end the oppressive Apartheid regime that dominated South Africa for more than forty years. It was a very good detailed story fo the struggles Mandela had to go through throughout his life, and it was similar to another book I read about Gandhi. Even more cooincidentally, Mandela read and follwed Gandhi's ideas about truth, peace and equality ...more
April
Apr 22, 2010 April rated it it was ok
Shelves: government
The supporter who wrote the book made a good effort at being unbiased. It comes across as authentic and is a good education on the strategy that won against apartheid.
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