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Mandela : A Biography

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"It provides new perspective and insights into the man and his times...[Meredith] is particularly good in recounting the parallel rise and inevitable clash of white Afrikaner and black African nationalism in this century ..." --The Washington Post "Meredith paints an insider's canvas of recent South African history as well as an epic tale of a freedom fighter." --San Francisco Chronicle "[R]evealing insights, particularly into the contrast between the disciplined Mandela who emerged from prison and the impetuous figure of the late 1940's and early 1950's." --The New York Times Book Review "Meredith carefully avoids adulation while tracing the course of Mandela's remarkable career...[He] skillfully depicts Mandela's complex relationships with the close circle of white Communists who supported the African National Congress [and] writes vividly but unsentimentally about the tribulations and betrayals that racked Mandela's family."--The Los Angeles Timesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 144.78 x 220.98 x 48.26mm | 725.74g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations, maps
  • 1586489518
  • 9781586489519
  • 1,189,380

About Martin Meredith

Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer, and historian who has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. He is the author of many books including The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence; Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe, and Mandela: A Biography. He lives near Oxford, England.show more