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The famously taciturn South African president reveals much of himself in Long Walk to Freedom. A good deal of this autobiography was written secretly while Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years on Robben Island by South Africa's apartheid regime. Among the book's interesting revelations is Mandela's ambivalence toward his lifetime of devotion to public works. It cost him two marriages and kept him distant from a family life he might otherwise have cherished. Long Walk to Freedom also discloses a strong and generous spirit that refused to be broken under the most trying circumstances--a spirit in which just about everybody can find something to admire.
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and the first democratically elected president of South Africa, Mandela began his autobiography during the course of his 27 years in prison.
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A must read for everyone and anyone who wants to learn how to appreciate everything in life. No human should ever be treated like this again.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
I am only a little more than halfway through this book. There are so many things I never knew about South Africa and Apartheid. Read morePublished 4 days ago by randy skjerly
I have always had a great deal of admiration for Nelson Mandela and this book exponentially increases that admiration. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Angus McTavish
If you want to get inspired by the actions of another, this book is the answer. South Africa is an example to the world that change can happen with persistence and commitment.Published 14 days ago by Mark Schruender
Long Walk to Freedom is not only a story of Nelson Madiba Mandela's life but a history of South Africa under apartheid and a history of the African National Congress (ANC). Read morePublished 18 days ago by Rasheed
The title of this book is NOT a joke - this book is an incredibly long walk! It's huge, and took me forever to read it, but it was worth it. Read morePublished 24 days ago by MB