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    DescriptionRabble-Rouser for Peace is the first book to tell the full story of how a boy from South Africa's poverty-stricken black townships became one of the world's best-known religious figures, a moral icon to those who work for peace and justice everywhere. Drawn from 30 years of the author's first-hand contact with Desmond Tutu, this is not only a vivid character study of a public figure with a unique capacity to communicate warmth, humour and compassion; it is also a rich account of his dynamic place in history. The story of Desmond Tutu's life tells a crucial part of South Africa's history and its movement from Apartheid towards peace, but it also follows the growth of one of the best loved and globally most recognised men of our time.

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    Rabble-rouser for Peace
    The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Allen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846040641
    ISBN 10: 1846040647

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.7
    BISAC V2.8: REL003000
    DC22: 283.092
    BIC subject category V2: BGX
    Thema V1.0: DNBX
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Rider & Co
    Publication date
    04 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    First working as a journalist in South Africa, and then as Tutu's Press Secretary, John Allen was invited to join the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as Director of Communications in 1995. Next he was aide to Tutu when the Archbishop taught in Atlanta for two years. Thus he has had a unique opportunity to observe his subject at first hand and is being given complete access to the Archbishop's personal and public files. He lives in South Africa.
    Review quote
    "Wonderfully humanising" Observer "A powerful account" Catholic Herald "Definitive biography of a truly phenomenal life" South Africa Times "Surprising and inspirational" Choice