New York Times Nelson Mandela - DO NOT USE

New York Times Nelson Mandela - DO NOT USE

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This fascinating biography looks at the life of Nelson Mandela, placing hisawe-inspiring accomplishments in historical context for a new generationto admire. On a February day in 1994, Mandela visited Robben Island, a desolate rock where he had been held during his twenty-seven years asa prisoner. Days later, he triumphed in an election that rescued SouthAfrica from the climate of oppression that had held sway for so long. ByNew York Times executive editor, Bill Keller, this inspiring biography looksat the events that led Mandela from his tribal homeland to the center of thestruggle for racial equality in South Africa. From early acts of protest tothe leadership of an apartheid-free nation, this is an honest portrayal of amodern political and social icon.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 142.24 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0753459922
  • 9780753459928
  • 1,538,622

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"Keller's personal experience ...with Mandela imbues his often graceful prose with immediacy and offers insight." Publishers Weekly 12/24/07show more

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TREE SHAKER is a very informative and colorful book written by Bill Keller, the Executive Editor of The New York Times. The entire book is written like one long article, broken up by chapters and festive with many colorful pictures. It tells the story of Nelson Mandela\'s life -- from childhood to becoming the first black South African president -- and his impact on South Africa and the world. This book was very informative; somewhat like a history textbook but with many colorful pictures and interesting story and dialogues in between the factual parts. This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn about the life of a man who impacted the world with his brilliance and determination for black equality among a white supremacist country.show more
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