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Mandela: The Authorized Portrait

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'What makes Mandela so special is that he's a real human being. . . . He's got a real life. And the fact that he is so flesh-and-blood real makes his greatness and his sacrifice and his wisdom and his courage in the face of all that has happened to him even more remarkable."-From the foreword by President Bill ClintonNamed one of Time magazine's 100 Most Important People o ...more
Hardcover, 356 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Andrews McMeel Publishing (first published January 2006)
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Melissa Westbrook
I am currently visiting South Africa and after booking a day tour to Soweto and the Apartheid museum I picked up the updated version of this (following his 90th birthday a few years ago) along with "Long Walk to Freedom". This book was excellent for orienting myself in preparation for the places mentioned in it that I was to visit the next day. I was infinitely more knowledgable about all the events outlined on the tour as a result, such as the significance of Mandela's home in Soweto (which I t ...more
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Jan 19, 2014 Luís Paz da silva rated it liked it
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Esta biografia autorizada de Nelson Mandela, coordenada por, entre outros, dois dos seus companheiros de cativeiro em Robben Island, aparece-nos numa edição interessante, com motivos de relevo no que diz respeito ao acervo fotográfico e documental e construída como um documentário para televisão: a narrativa dos factos é nos apresentada intercalada com testemunhos directos de um sem número de pessoas que de perto privaram com o Homem. De Bill Clinton a Desmond Tutu, que assina o prefácio, é um d ...more
Jan 23, 2008 Kristy rated it really liked it
I have not finished this book yet but the story is amazing. From an amazing man you get nothing more than an amazing life. This book is for those who appreciate the man Mandela is. If you are in the mood for a biography, this is a great book to choose! There is even a little history in it, something I love!
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Jun 16, 2015 spike marlin rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book that really looks at this great mans personal history and his impact on South Africa and the world. We have list a great man with his death.
Sanne Ramakers
Jan 03, 2015 Sanne Ramakers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enormously interesting, beautiful book with magnificent pictures. A great archive and I learned a lot.
Oct 14, 2010 Susanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book. I think I was a little ignorant of what went on in South Africa regarding Apartheid, I just knew what I'd seen on the TV. A very interesting and very informative book.
Jan 19, 2013 Amber rated it liked it
This book is a tribute to Mandela and as such you learn a lot about this powerful man. He changed not only his country, but the entire world. l
Dec 18, 2008 Nyingje marked it as to-read
A far greater gift from my brother... which I will definitely read
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Nov 14, 2007 Ichael Otley rated it liked it
Beautiful photography and a good introduction to Mandela's life.
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