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    DescriptionThe only account of this seminal trial. Written by Mandela's defence lawyer. On 11 July 1963, a seemingly harmless dry cleaning van drew up outside a rural farm near Johannesburg, South Africa. Within seconds, heavily armed police had burst out and arrested the entire high command of the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). Together with the already imprisoned Nelson Mandela, they were put on trial and charged with conspiring to overthrow the apartheid government by violent revolution. Their expected punishment was death. In this compelling book, their defence attorney, Joel Joffe, gives a blow-by-blow account of the most important trial in South Africa's history, vividly portraying the characters of those involved, and exposing the astonishing bigotry and rampant discrimination faced by the accused, as well as showing their incredible courage under fire.

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    The State vs. Nelson Mandela
    The Trial That Changed South Africa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joel Joffe, Introduction by Denis Goldberg, By (author) Nelson Mandela
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9781851686384
    ISBN 10: 185168638X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPK
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFMS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: JPHL
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: LAW025000
    LC classification: DT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 79
    BIC subject category V2: LAZ
    B&T Approval Code: A39600000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS047000
    Abridged Dewey: 968
    B&T Approval Code: A15507040
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPK, 1HFMS
    DC22: 345.680231
    BISAC V2.8: LAW060000
    DC22: 968.061
    Thema V1.0: JPHL, LAZ, NHH
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports.
    Oneworld Publications
    Imprint name
    Oneworld Publications
    Publication date
    15 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Lord Joel Joffe CBE is a crossbench peer in the House of Lords. He has previously served as Chairperson of Oxfam and worked as a human-rights lawyer.
    Review quote
    "Joffe devotes considerable care to his account of the trial and those who conducted it, crafting a dramatic indictment of apartheid justice." Publishing News