Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

by Nelson Mandela

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Overview

"Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history – and then go out and change it." –President Barack Obama  
Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. After his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela was at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is still revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.

Long Walk to Freedom is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela told the extraordinary story of his life — an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
 
The book that inspired the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316323543
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/08/2013
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 12,345
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Nelson Mandela won the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. He was inaugurated in 1994 and became the first freely-elected President of South Africa.

Table of Contents

Foreword President Bill Clinton ix

Part 1 A Country Childhood 1

Part 2 Johannesburg 61

Part 3 Birth of a Freedom Fighter 93

Part 4 The Struggle is My Life 141

Part 5 Treason 197

Part 6 The Black Pimpernel 263

Part 7 Rivonia 309

Part 8 Robben Island: The Dark Years 379

Part 9 Robben Island: Beginning to Hope 449

Part 10 Talking with the Enemy 511

Part 11 Freedom 559

Index 627

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