Young Mandela / David James Smith.

Author
Smith, David James, 1956- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st American ed.
Published/​Created
New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
Description
405 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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Nelson Mandela is well known throughout the world as a heroic leader who symbolizes freedom and moral authority. He is fixed in the public mind as the world's elder statesman, the gray haired man with a kindly smile who spent 27 years in prison before becoming the first black president in South Africa. But Nelson Mandela was not always elderly or benign. And, in this book, the author takes us deep into the heart of racist South Africa to paint a portrait of the Mandela that many have forgotten: the committed revolutionary who left his family behind to live on the run, adopting false names and disguises and organizing the first strikes to overthrow the apartheid state. This work lifts the curtain on an icon's first steps to greatness.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780316035484
  • 0316035483
LCCN
2010031883
OCLC
548642132
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