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    DescriptionBeginning 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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    Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Carlin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 274
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143117155
    ISBN 10: 0143117157

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFMS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Libri: ENGM2000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SAFRIC
    BIC subject category V2: WSJF1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 41
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1990
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS047000
    Libri: MAND6500, SUED1050
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 968.065
    DC22: 968.06/5092
    LC classification: DT1949.M35 C37 2009
    BISAC V2.8: SPO056000
    DC22: 968.065
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    BIC subject category V2: WSBX
    Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Media Tie In, Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white plates
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    18 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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."