Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

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By (author) John Carlin

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 274 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 20mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 18 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143117157
  • ISBN 13: 9780143117155
  • Edition: Media tie-in
  • Edition statement: Media Tie In, Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white plates
  • Sales rank: 301,044

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Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament--the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together. After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid. His plan was ambitious if not far-fetched: use the national rugby team, the Springboks--long an embodiment of white-supremacist rule--to embody and engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup. The string of wins that followed not only defied the odds, but capped Mandela's miraculous effort to bring South Africans together again in a hard-won, enduring bond. Watch a Video

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John Carlin is senior international writer for "El Pais," the world's leading Spanish language newspaper, and was previously the U.S. bureau chief for "The Independent on Sunday." His writing has appeared in "The New York Times, The New Republic, Wired, Spin," and "Conde Nast Traveler."