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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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I have always had a great deal of admiration for Nelson Mandela and this book exponentially increases that admiration. Read morePublished 6 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 9 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 13 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 18 days ago by MB
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of...
So clearly written, I hear his distinctive voice and accent reading the words. Read more
Simply outstanding. The part after prison was most interesting and was news to me. This period shows his true genius, how he lived when he had options and enticements. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Andy
Indescribable read. Writing style brings you to see what he saw and feel what he felt.Published 28 days ago by Iara Brito