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Nelson Mandela: South African Revolutionary

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Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to change the world in this comprehensive biography that tells the complete life story of internationally renowned peacemaker Nelson Mandela.

Civil rights activist. World leader. Writer. Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela took on many roles, all in the pursuit of peace. Born in 1918 in South Africa, he grew up in a culture o
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by Aladdin
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Elsa
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I definitely enjoyed this book immensely. It encompasses many aspects of Nelson Mandela's life with reader-friendly text. It is the right amount vehement so that the reader can add their own opinion to the story, but will probably lean towards one that the author suggests. Although the story is a bit slow, I ate this book and all the facts in it up.
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Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Mr. Mandela went through so much in his life. What an incredible man!
Amit  Sharma
Dec 19, 2017 rated it liked it
A good book for the basics of South African history and Mr. Mandela's life. Doesn't dwelve into a lot of depth, and good as a beginner's book.
Courtney Umlauf
This is well written and includes a ton of information about Mandela. He's an important figure for students to read about for sure, but I doubt this book will do a good job of enticing readers who aren't already into history and/or biographies. It's packed with so much detail, which is a good thing, but it also feels a bit like so much detail squeezed out any chance of this having a narrative feel. Not that non-fiction always needs to be narrative in style, but I do think it helps to pull in a y ...more
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Gormley, Beatrice Nelson Mandela: South African Revolutionary, 237 pgs. Aladdin (Simon), 2015. $17.99. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG. Nonfiction.

Nelson Mandela was the symbol for antiapartheid in South Africa. This simple biography follows him from his childhood, through his growing activism, his years imprisoned on Robben Island, his eventual election as president of South Africa, and finally his death at age 95.

The book includes a timeline and a glossary at the back
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Born in Glendale, California, Beatrice grew up in Southern California. After graduating from Pomona College, she worked in publishing near San Francisco. There she met and married Robert Gormley, and they moved to Massachusetts. They have two daughters.
Since age 9 Beatrice had wanted to become a writer. But it wasn't until after her children were born that she really focused on her writing. In 1
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