Who Was Nelson Mandela

He became the country’s first black president and went on to live his dream of change. This is an important and exciting addition to the Who Was...? series.

Author: Pam Pollack

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698159756

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world. Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution. He spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged as the inspiring leader of the new South Africa. He became the country’s first black president and went on to live his dream of change. This is an important and exciting addition to the Who Was...? series.

Long Walk to Freedom

Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela told the extraordinary story of his life -- an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph. The book that inspired the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759521042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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"Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history – and then go out and change it." –President Barack Obama Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. After his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela was at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is still revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. Long Walk to Freedom is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela told the extraordinary story of his life -- an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph. The book that inspired the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Nelson Mandela

Time Inc. presents a biographical sketch of Nelson Mandela as part of the "LIFE" magazine Hall of Heroes.

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Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635026170

Category: Civil rights workers

Page: 8

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Time Inc. presents a biographical sketch of Nelson Mandela as part of the "LIFE" magazine Hall of Heroes. South African statesman and President Nelson Mandela (1918- ) was a political activist and spent 26 years in prison before the collapse of apartheid.

In the Words of Nelson Mandela

By turns moving, generous, humorous and sad, this book eloquently conveys his warmth and dignity. It will be both an inspiration and a source of strength for all who read it.

Author: Jennifer Crwys-Williams

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 0143526987

Category: Reference

Page: 75

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Through his words and deeds Nelson Mandela has been embraced by the world as a symbol of courage, hope and reconciliation. Collected in In the Words of Nelson Mandela, his comments on subjects as diverse as Humanity, Racism, Friendship, Oppression and Freedom provide an insight into the man and all he stands for. By turns moving, generous, humorous and sad, this book eloquently conveys his warmth and dignity. It will be both an inspiration and a source of strength for all who read it.

Nelson Mandela s Favorite African Folktales

Presents thirty-two favorite African folktales as selected by the Nobel Laureate, complemented by specially commissioned paintings, in a collection that includes the tales of Simba the Kenyan lion, Zulu tricksters, and the Khoi fable about ...

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393329902

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 143

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Presents thirty-two favorite African folktales as selected by the Nobel Laureate, complemented by specially commissioned paintings, in a collection that includes the tales of Simba the Kenyan lion, Zulu tricksters, and the Khoi fable about how animals acquired their tails and horns. Reprint.

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

With accompanying facsimiles of some of his actual letters, this landmark volume reveals how Mandela, a lawyer by training, advocated for prisoners’ human rights.

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631491180

Category: History

Page: 640

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One of NPR's Great Reads of 2018 An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth. Arrested in 1962 as South Africa’s apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African National Congress activist Nelson Mandela had no idea that he would spend the next twenty-seven years in jail. During his 10,052 days of incarceration, the future leader of South Africa wrote a multitude of letters to unyielding prison authorities, fellow activists, government officials, and, most memorably, to his courageous wife, Winnie, and his five children. Now, 255 of these letters, many of which have never been published, provide exceptional insight into how Mandela maintained his inner spirits while living in almost complete isolation, and how he engaged with an outside world that became increasingly outraged by his plight. Organized chronologically and divided by the four venues in which he was held as a sentenced prisoner, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela begins in Pretoria Local Prison, where Mandela was held following his 1962 trial. In 1964, Mandela was taken to Robben Island Prison, where a stark existence was lightened only by visits and letters from family. After eighteen years, Mandela was transferred to Pollsmoor Prison, a large complex outside of Cape Town with beds and better food, but where he and four of his comrades were confined to a rooftop cell, apart from the rest of the prison population. Finally, Mandela was taken to Victor Verster Prison in 1988, where he was held until his release on February 11, 1990. With accompanying facsimiles of some of his actual letters, this landmark volume reveals how Mandela, a lawyer by training, advocated for prisoners’ human rights. It reveals him to be a loving father, who wrote to his daughter, “I sometimes wish science could invent miracles and make my daughter get her missing birthday cards and have the pleasure of knowing that her Pa loves her,” aware that photos and letters he sent had simply disappeared. More painful still are the letters written in 1969, when Mandela—forbidden from attending the funerals of his mother and his son Thembi—was reduced to consoling family members through correspondence. Yet, what emerges most powerfully is Mandela’s unfaltering optimism: “Honour belongs to those who never forsake the truth even when things seem dark & grim, who try over and & over again, who are never discouraged by insults, humiliation & even defeat.” Whether providing unwavering support to his also-imprisoned wife or outlining a human-rights philosophy that resonates today, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela reveals the heroism of a man who refused to compromise his moral values in the face of extraordinary punishment. Ultimately, these letters position Mandela as one of the most inspiring figures of the twentieth century. From The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela “A new world will be won not by those who stand at a distance with their arms folded, but by those who are in the arena, whose garments are torn by storms & whose bodies are maimed in the course of contest.” “I am convinced that floods of personal disaster can never drown a determined revolutionary nor can the cumulus of misery that accompanies tragedy suffocate him.” “My respect for human beings is based, not on the colour of a man’s skin nor authority he may wield, but purely on merit.” “A good pen can also remind us of the happiest moments in our lives, bring noble ideas into our dens, our blood & our souls. It can turn tragedy into hope & victory.”

National Geographic Readers Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, who courageously dealt with adversity and emerged a world leader, has been an inspirational role model for millions of people around the world, from students to presidents.

Author: Barbara Kramer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426317662

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Nelson Mandela, who courageously dealt with adversity and emerged a world leader, has been an inspirational role model for millions of people around the world, from students to presidents. After being imprisoned for 27 years, in 1994 he became South Africa's first democratically-elected president and shared the Nobel Peace Prize. Mandela died in 2013, but his legacy lives on as a barrier-breaker and humanitarian. Learn all about his life, especially the challenges he faced and how he persevered, in this thoughtful biography.

Psalms of Nelson Mandela

This book, 'Psalms of Nelson Mandela: Best Quotes of Nelson Mandela' contains the sayings and quotes of Nelson Mandela, probably the biggest collection of Nelson Mandela quotes that you can find. Spare some time for his wordings.

Author: Sreechinth C

Publisher: UB Tech

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Category: Reference

Page: 136

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PSALMS OF NELSON MANDELA ~ Best Quotes of Nelson Mandela ~ Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on 18th July, 1918, and served the humanity since he said good bye at the age of 95. Nelson Mandela was an anti-apartheid revolutionary, philanthropist and the president of South Africa between 1994 and 1999. Many people considered him as an icon of South Africa. He was the most respected person in the nation and was sometimes entitled as Father of the Nation. Mandela has received more than two hundred and fifty honors worldwide, which includes the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1993, the Soviet Lenin Peace Prize and United States Presidential Medal of Freedom Nelson Mandela's charismatic thoughts reflected in his quotes in an abstract mode. Here we have collected sayings and quotes of Nelson Mandela which consists of quotations about various topics like humanity, social, life, success, violence, god, relationship, love, freedom, and a lot more. You can find many motivational, wise and mood shifting quotes among those he had spoken. This book, 'Psalms of Nelson Mandela: Best Quotes of Nelson Mandela' contains the sayings and quotes of Nelson Mandela, probably the biggest collection of Nelson Mandela quotes that you can find. Spare some time for his wordings. Turn the pages and grasp the gifts that Nelson Mandela has left for you.

Long Walk to Freedom

The leader of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement chronicles his life, including his tribal years, his time spent in prison, and his return to lead his people.

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316323543

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

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The leader of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement chronicles his life, including his tribal years, his time spent in prison, and his return to lead his people.

The Illustrated Long Walk to Freedom

Since his release from prison in 1990, Nelson Mandela has emerged as the world's most potent moral leader since Gandhi.

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780316880206

Category: Political prisoners

Page: 208

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Since his release from prison in 1990, Nelson Mandela has emerged as the world's most significant moral leader since Gandhi. As president of the African National Congress and spiritual figurehead of the anti-apartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving South Africa towards black-majority rule. He is revered throughout the world as a vital force for human rights and racial equality. Mandela's riveting memoirs, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM , were first published in 1994 to universal acclaim. This exciting illustrated edition now portrays his life in words and pictures. Vivid descriptions of his childhood environment, early Johannesburg, life in the townships, Robben Island and the events, protests, historic trials and acts of vengeance that forged his destiny are now accompanied by haunting and dramatic photographs that illuminate his story in an unforgettable way.

Conversations with Myself

An intimate journey from the first stirrings of political consciousness to his galvanizing role on the world stage, Conversations with Myself is a rare chance to spend time with Nelson Mandela the man, in his own voice: direct, clear, ...

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9780312611682

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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“[Nelson Mandela] has done so much to change his country, and the world, that it is hard to imagine the history of the last several decades without him.” —from the foreword by President Barack Obama Foreword by President Barack Obama Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of recording thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has opened his personal archive, which offers unprecedented insight into his remarkable autobiography. From letters written in the darkest hours of his twenty-seven years of imprisonment to the draft of an unfinished sequel to Long Walk to Freedom, Conversations with Myself gives readers access to the private man behind the public figure. Here he is making notes and even doodling during meetings, or transcribing troubled dreams on the desk calendar in his prison cell on Robben Island; writing journals while on the run during the anti-apartheid struggle in the early 1960s, and conversing with friends in almost seventy hours of recorded conversations. Here he is neither icon nor saint. An intimate journey from the first stirrings of political consciousness to his galvanizing role on the world stage, Conversations with Myself is a rare chance to spend time with Nelson Mandela the man, in his own voice: direct, clear, private.

TIME Nelson Mandela

Here is history as only TIME can tell it: rich, clear, incisive and filled with the details that bring the story of one of our great modern heroes to fresh, inspiring life.

Author: Editors of TIME Magazine

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 1618939513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Join TIME to explore the full story of Nelson Mandela, the remarkable man whose incandescent smile, forgiving spirit and work for reconciliation made him one of the most significant leaders of the 20th century and one of the most admired people in the world. TIME Nelson Mandela traces the twin journeys of Mandela and his nation away from the hateful system of racist apartheid to the creation of a modern South Africa where all people are free. Here is Mandela’s journey in full detail: his birth in a grass hut as a prince of the Thembu tribe … his work as an inspiring young lawyer fighting for civil rights for blacks … his years as an underground freedom fighter … and the 27 years he spent in jail as a political prisoner. And here is his incredible return to freedom, when he moved the world by vowing to forgive his captors and to reconcile all the people of his land, steering his nation away from a racial war. TIME Nelson Mandela features a personal and insightful introduction by TIME managing editor Richard Stengel, the co-writer of Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. Here is history as only TIME can tell it: rich, clear, incisive and filled with the details that bring the story of one of our great modern heroes to fresh, inspiring life.


Going to the Mountain

The first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandela's life through the eyes of the grandson who was raised by him, chronicling Ndaba Mandela's life living with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever ...

Author: Ndaba Mandela

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316486582

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandela's life through the eyes of the grandson who was raised by him, chronicling Ndaba Mandela's life living with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known. To the rest of the world, Nelson Mandela was a giant: an anti-apartheid revolutionary, a world-renowned humanitarian, and South Africa's first black president. To Ndaba Mandela, he was simply "Granddad." In Going to the Mountain, Ndaba tells how he came to live with Mandela shortly after he turned eleven--having met each other only once, years before, when Mandela was imprisoned at Victor Verster Prison -- and how the two of them slowly, cautiously built a relationship that would affect both their lives in extraordinary ways. It wasn't an easy transition. Mandela had high expectations for those around him, especially his family, and Ndaba chafed at the strict rules and exacting guidelines in his grandfather's home. But at the same time -- through overheard calls from foreign dignitaries as well as the Xhosa folk wisdom that his grandfather shared with him at every opportunity -- Ndaba was learning how to be a man. On a scale both personal and epic, Ndaba's extraordinary journey mirrors that of South Africa's coming of age -- from the segregated Soweto ghettos into which he was born to the privileged life in which he grew up and the turbulent yet exciting times in which he carries on his grandfather's legacy. Going to the Mountain is, in the end, a story about unlocking the power within each of us. It's a cautionary tale about how a child's life can go one way or the other, depending upon the intervention of a caring soul--and about the awesome power of love to serve as a catalyst for change.



Long Walk to Freedom with Connections

Presents Nelson Mandela's autobiography and includes ten writings by other authors, including book excerpts, poems, short stories, and song lyrics, on Mandela, South Africa, or themes like those that shaped his life.

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: 9780030565816

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 507

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These are memoirs of a great moral and political figure, an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. 'Long Walk to Freedom' is his exhilarating story. Mandela recounts his youth, as the foster son of a Thembu chief, raised in the traditional tribal culture of his ancestors as he grew to learn the inescapable reality of apartheid oppression. He tells of his early years as an impoverished student and law clerk in Johannesburg and of his slow political awakening. He also describes his personal struggles at that time of having to reconcile his political activity with family, the anguished breakup of his first marriage, and the painful separation from his children. The escalating political warfare in the 1950s between the ANC and the government is vividly brought to life, culminating in Mandela's dramatic escapades as an underground leader and the notorious Rivonia Trial of 1964, at which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. He recounts the surprisingly eventful 27 years in prison and the complex negotiation which led to both his freedom and to the beginning of apartheid's end.

Dare Not Linger

Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela’s presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to leave office, but was unable to finish.

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374717737

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela’s memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestseller Long Walk to Freedom. “I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.” In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of a democratic South Africa. From the outset, he was committed to serving only a single five-year term. During his presidency, he and his government ensured that all of South Africa’s citizens became equal before the law, and he laid the foundation for turning a country riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy. Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela’s presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to leave office, but was unable to finish. Now the acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task, using Mandela’s unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding, and a wealth of unseen archival material. With a prologue by Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, the result is a vivid and often inspirational account of Mandela’s presidency and the creation of a new democracy. It tells the story of a country in transition and the challenges Mandela faced as he strove to make his vision for a liberated South Africa a reality.

Long Walk to Freedom

Emotive, compelling and uplifting, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader.

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780349106533

Category: Biography

Page: 768

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The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader. 'Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity ... Unforgettable' Andre Brink 'Enthralling ... Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground' Donald Woods in the SUNDAY TIMES

Nelson Mandela

Examines the life and accomplishments of the first black South African president, who spent twenty-seven years in jail for his political beliefs.

Author: Peter Limb

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313340358

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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Examines the life and accomplishments of the first black South African president, who spent twenty-seven years in jail for his political beliefs.