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Mandela [Kindle Edition]

Donna Faulkner
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Nelson Mandela led a long and remarkable life. From his earliest days herding cows in a South African village, he became a child of privilege, a rebellious runaway, an impoverished student, a father, a successful lawyer, a political dissident, a rising star in the African nationalist movement, an underground saboteur, the chief defendant in three show trials, a political prisoner, a secret negotiator with South Africa’s rulers, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, president of his country, and a statesman who held South Africa together long enough to find reconciliation and the path to prosperity.


But despite all this, Mandela saw himself as a pragmatic politician with one fixed goal: the end of apartheid rule in South Africa. Apart from that one overarching aim, everything else was tactics. If non-violence worked, he was for it; when bombs and guns were winning, he would use them, too. He started or suspended negotiations as circumstances demanded and ignored grievances in favor of peace. If the cause required that he sacrifice his freedom and much of his personal life, so be it. He was always focused on the prize, and, in the end, he won it – and with it, the world’s adulation and the enduring love of his people. This is his story.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 11882 KB
  • Print Length: 152 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: New Word City, Inc.; 1 edition (March 3, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H5LM3GG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,013 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great and timely read. December 8, 2013
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A fascinating look at the man who changed his country, the world, and our idea of courage. This book is extremely insightful and well-written. Read this now, before he becomes a myth. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a quick overview of a great man's life January 12, 2014
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I purchased this book after the death of Nelson Mandela, because I wanted to put together the bits of information I had heard over the years about this great man and his accomplishments. This book helped me to accomplish that purpose. It also has led me to want to read other biographies of Nelson Mandela, a truly great man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mandela January 11, 2014
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An excellent book!! The man was a very thoughtful person. He navigated through the period of whites thinking they were the chosen ones, without causing a bloody race war. In the end he was able to achieve the dream he believed Africa could be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping February 7, 2014
By Frank
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A book that kept you reading. A great man who knew that the way things were was not right. Because of his beliefs, he suffered and ultimately prevailed. A man who rose from poverty and without close family in a country run by the minority, he demonstrated that with perseverance, you can prevail. Great book, hard to put down. Highly recommend this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What a story! March 18, 2014
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And you think your life is hard? we have it easy compared to what Mandela had to endure! Highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great info March 16, 2014
By rupagb
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I thought this book was really well written and had great information for kids and adults but could be hard to understand if you are young.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I would rather read the autobiography March 15, 2014
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I had expected more from this biography, but in the end concluded it is a good and short overview of the history of events in South Africa, suitable as an introduction for someone wishing to read Mandela's autobiography.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read March 12, 2014
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This books was well written, with very few typos. I became immersed in the book and felt as if I was travelling with Mr. Mandela as he endured his different experiences. If you want to learn about Mr. Mandela before his 27 years of imprisonment, this is a good read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Documentary
This was just an addition to my collection but a rehash of other documentaries I had seen. I quest truth is truth.
Published 4 months ago by Pat from Randallstown
4.0 out of 5 stars Mandela
Good account of his life and the difficult challenges he faced before, during and after his imprisonment. He will be greatly missed.
Published 4 months ago by Gerrald Branton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I enjoyed reading this book, it was well written and easy to understand. It told so much about Mandela's life and all he went through,
it is amazing he survived it all. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Linda Blom-Eiben
4.0 out of 5 stars Mandela was a very strong man
I am not a Liberal, but I admire Nelson Mandela. I had no idea South Africa's Whites hated the blacks so much. I loved many of his quotations. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Great grandma
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
Very interesting reading about this true humanitarian. Always interesting to find out what makes a person who they are. Can't imagine his years in prison.
Published 5 months ago by Donna Davis
4.0 out of 5 stars MANDELA
There are many books about the amazing Nelson Mandela. I have not read others but enjoyed and was edified by this work.
Published 5 months ago by Alan L. Kraus
4.0 out of 5 stars More Complete Picture
Long Walk to Freedom was a wonderful experience to read, but left me feeling very curious about Mandela's years as President and final years. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Cana
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