Playing the Enemy (Filmed as "Invictus")

Playing the Enemy (Filmed as "Invictus") : Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made the Nation

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On 24 June 1995, at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela stepped onto a rugby pitch and, in front of an audience of millions worldwide, a new era for South Africa began. This book tells the extraordinary story of how that moment became possible, tracing Mandela's history from Robben Island to Ellis Park.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 181.44g
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 1x 8pp b/w plate section
  • 1848876599
  • 9781848876590
  • 63,011

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" This wonderful book describes Mandela's methodical, improbable and brilliant campaign to reconcile resentful blacks and fearful whites around a sporting event, a game of rugby." -"The New York Times Book Review" " If you have any doubts about the political genius of Nelson Mandela, read John Carlin's engrossing book . . . [A] feel-good slice of history." -"USA Today"

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