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The famously taciturn South African president reveals much of himself in Long Walk to Freedom. A good deal of this autobiography was written secretly while Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years on Robben Island by South Africa's apartheid regime. Among the book's interesting revelations is Mandela's ambivalence toward his lifetime of devotion to public works. It cost him two marriages and kept him distant from a family life he might otherwise have cherished. Long Walk to Freedom also discloses a strong and generous spirit that refused to be broken under the most trying circumstances--a spirit in which just about everybody can find something to admire.
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and the first democratically elected president of South Africa, Mandela began his autobiography during the course of his 27 years in prison.
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The book wasn't in the best condition... Wrinkled cover, binding bent and everything. Definitely something I could have found at a library! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Zoe Mathias
Have not finished yet but today is the first year anniversary of his death. Great man great read.Published 7 months ago by William Battersby
this is by far the best political biography..... a lot of lessons to be learn for the leaders of todayPublished 9 months ago by ralphie ragguette
need me to tell you Mandela was a courageous man, a man of principle & strength. What I didn't realize was how humble and very very smart he was.Published 10 months ago by Robert Agouri