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The Resource Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of, Nelson Mandela ; [foreword by William Jefferson Clinton]

Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of, Nelson Mandela ; [foreword by William Jefferson Clinton]

Label
Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of
Title
Long walk to freedom
Title remainder
the autobiography of
Statement of responsibility
Nelson Mandela ; [foreword by William Jefferson Clinton]
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our 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. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been 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 anti-apartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. The foster son of a Thembu chief, Mandela was raised in the traditional, tribal culture of his ancestors, but at an early age learned the modern, inescapable reality of what came to be called apartheid, one of the most powerful and effective systems of oppression ever conceived. In classically elegant and engrossing prose, he tells of his early years as an impoverished student and law clerk in Johannesburg, of his slow political awakening, and of his pivotal role in the rebirth of a stagnant ANC and the formation of its Youth League in the 1950s. He describes the struggle to reconcile his political activity with his devotion to his family, the anguished breakup of his first marriage, and the painful separations from his children. He brings vividly to life the escalating political warfare in the fifties between the ANC and the government, culminating in his dramatic escapades as an underground leader and the notorious Rivonia Trial of 1964, at which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Herecounts the surprisingly eventful twenty-seven years in prison and the complex, delicate negotiations that led both to his freedom and to the beginning of the end of apartheid. Finally he provides the ultimate inside account
Biography type
autobiography
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1918-2013
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Mandela, Nelson
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1946-
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Clinton, Bill
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  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Presidents
  • South Africa
Label
Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of, Nelson Mandela ; [foreword by William Jefferson Clinton]
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Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Originally published in 1994
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
A Country Childhood -- Johannesburg -- Birth of a Freedom Fighter -- The Struggle is My Life -- Treason -- The Black Pimpernel -- Rivonia -- Robben Island: The Dark Years -- Robben Island: Beginning to Hope -- Talking with the Enemy -- Freedom
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk ed.
Extent
638 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780316323543
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
bl2013044936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
Includes index.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (SKY)sky258067777
  • (OCoLC)ocn859337817
  • (OCoLC)859337817
  • in501348152
Label
Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of, Nelson Mandela ; [foreword by William Jefferson Clinton]
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Originally published in 1994
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
A Country Childhood -- Johannesburg -- Birth of a Freedom Fighter -- The Struggle is My Life -- Treason -- The Black Pimpernel -- Rivonia -- Robben Island: The Dark Years -- Robben Island: Beginning to Hope -- Talking with the Enemy -- Freedom
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk ed.
Extent
638 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780316323543
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
bl2013044936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
Includes index.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (SKY)sky258067777
  • (OCoLC)ocn859337817
  • (OCoLC)859337817
  • in501348152

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