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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. 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 antiapartheid 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. 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 tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Nelson Mandela
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release Book : 2008-03-11
Download Book : 576 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0759521042


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The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his imprisonment on Robben Island to his remarkable journey to freedom and inauguration as President this book describes Mandela's frustrations and strength of heart as well as the overwhelming joy of freedom and power. Emotive and compelling, it completes the story of an epic life. '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 in the SUNDAY TIMES

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Nelson Mandela
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Book : 2009-12-17
Download Book : 464 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780748118533


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Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela is the amazing story of a true hero of our times; his famous biography has been specially adapted for children in a beautiful illustrated picture book format. Discover how a little boy whose father called him "troublemaker" grew up to fight apartheid, become South Africa's first black president and campaign for freedom and justice throughout the world. Adapted by poet Chris van Wyk and illustrated by South African artist Paddy Bouma, with an introduction from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Long Walk to Freedom introduces children to the life of one of the world's most beloved leaders.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Chris Van Wyk
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release Book : 2013-11-28
Download Book : 64 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781447258582


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The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela’s memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestseller Long Walk to Freedom. “I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.” In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of a democratic South Africa. From the outset, he was committed to serving only a single five-year term. During his presidency, he and his government ensured that all of South Africa’s citizens became equal before the law, and he laid the foundation for turning a country riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy. Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela’s presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to leave office, but was unable to finish. Now the acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task, using Mandela’s unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding, and a wealth of unseen archival material. With a prologue by Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, the result is a vivid and often inspirational account of Mandela’s presidency and the creation of a new democracy. It tells the story of a country in transition and the challenges Mandela faced as he strove to make his vision for a liberated South Africa a reality.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Nelson Mandela
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Book : 2017-10-24
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780374717735


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Slavomir Rawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 19th November 1939 he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation he was sentenced to 25 years in the Gulags. After a three month journey to Siberia in the depths of winter he escaped with six companions, realising that to stay in the camp meant almost certain death. In June 1941 they crossed the trans-Siberian railway and headed south, climbing into Tibet and freedom nine months later in March 1942 after travelling on foot through some of the harshest regions in the world, including the Gobi Desert. First published in 1956, this is one of the world's greatest true stories of adventure, survival and escape, has been the inspiration for the film The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir and starring Colin Farrell and Ed Harris.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Slavomir Rawicz
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Book : 2010-06-29
Download Book : 160 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781849016803


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Discusses the life and achievements of Nelson Mandela, discussing his childhood, education, family, and influence.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Kekla Magoon
Publisher : ABDO
Release Book : 2008
Download Book : 112 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1604530383


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Describes and depicts the life and times of the South African president who spent twenty-seven years in jail for his political beliefs, and includes interviews by such figures as Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, and Bono.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Mac Maharaj
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Book : 2006-10-01
Download Book : 355 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780740755729


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The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Fiction
Author Book : Linda Sue Park
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Book : 2010-11-15
Download Book : 128 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780547532844


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Collects the accounts of runaway slaves from the antebellum South, including Frederick Douglass, Nat Turner, and Henry Box Brown.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Devon W. Carbado
Publisher :
Release Book : 2012
Download Book : 248 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780807069127


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In this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was like for them to fight segregation in the South-to sit in an all-white restaurant and demand to be served, to refuse to give up a seat at the front of the bus, to be among the first to integrate the public schools, and to face violence, arrest, and even death for the cause of freedom. "Thrilling...Nothing short of wonderful."-The New York Times Awards: ( A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year ( A Booklist Editors' Choice

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Ellen S. Levine
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2000-12-01
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1101076178