Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

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Abacus, 2013 - Presidents - 768 pages
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The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, Nelson Mandela became the democratically elected, first black president of the republic of South Africa on 27 April 1994. Long Walk to Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader.

'Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity . . . Unforgettable' Andre Brink

'Enthralling . . . Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground'
Donald Woods, Sunday Times

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I rarely read autobiographies, preferring biographies written by professional historians and writers. While many such professionals naturally fall into hagiography when presenting their subjects, they ... Read full review

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User Review  - erwinkennythomas - LibraryThing

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela is an intriguing autobiography of one of the world’s foremost civil rights leaders. Born in 1918 in the Thembu tribe of the Xhosa people the book described ... Read full review

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Nelson Mandela became the democratically elected, first black president of the republic of South Africa on 27 April 1994. He died on 5 December 2013.

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