Mandela The Authorized Biography

ISBN-10: 0679781781
ISBN-13: 9780679781783
Edition: N/A
Authors: Anthony Sampson
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/12/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Nelson Mandela, who emerged from twenty-six years of political imprisonment to lead South Africa out of apartheid and into democracy, is perhaps the world's most admired leader, a man whose life has been led with exemplary courage and inspired conviction. Now Anthony Sampson, who has known Mandela since 1951 and has been a close observer of South Africa's political life for the last fifty years, has produced the first authorized biography, the most informed and comprehensive portrait to date of a man whose dazzling image has been difficult to penetrate. With unprecedented access to Mandela's private papers (including his prison memoir, long thought to have been lost), meticulous research, and hundreds of interviews--from Mandela himself to prison warders on Robben Island, from Walter Sisulu and Oliver Tambo to Winnie Mandela and F. W. de Klerk, and many others intimately connected to Mandela's story--Sampson has composed an enlightening and necessary story of the man behind the myth.

List of Illustrations
Map: Apartheid South Africa
Introduction
Prologue: The Last Hero
1918-1964
Country Boy: 1918-1934
Mission Boy: 1934-1940
Big City: 1941-1945
Afrikaners vs. Africans: 1946-1949
Nationalists vs. Communists: 1950-1951
Defiance: 1952
Lawyer and Revolutionary: 1952-1954
The Meaning of Freedom: 1953-1956
Treason and Winnie: 1956-1957
Dazzling Contender: 1957-1959
The Revolution That Wasn't: 1960
Violence: 1961
Last Fling: 1962
Crime and Punishment: 1963-1964
1964-1990
Master of My Fate: 1964-1971
Steeled and Hardened: 1971-1976
Lady into Amazon: 1962-1976
The Shadowy Presence: 1964-1976
Black Consciousness: 1976-1978
Prison Charisma: 1976-1982
A Family Apart: 1977-1980
Prison Within a Prison: 1978-1982
Insurrection: 1982-1985
Ungovernability: 1986-1988
The Lost Leader: 1983-1988
"Something Horribly Wrong": 1987-1989
Prisoner vs. President: 1989-1990
1990-1999
Myth and Man
Revolution to Cooperation
Third Force
Exit Winnie
Negotiating
Election
Governing
The Glorified Perch
Forgiving
Withdrawing
Graca
Mandela's World
Mandela's Country
Image and Reality
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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