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Who Was Nelson Mandela?

Who Was Nelson Mandela?

  • Author: Meg Belviso,Pamela D. Pollack
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698159756
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world. Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution. He spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged as the inspiring leader of the new South Africa. He became the country’s first black president and went on to live his dream of change. This is an important and exciting addition to the Who Was...? series. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Long Walk to Freedom

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

  • Author: Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0759521042
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 300
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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.

Who Was Nelson Mandela?

Who Was Nelson Mandela?

The Prisoner Who Changed the World

  • Author: Adrian Hadland
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781904095866
  • Category: Heads of state
  • Page: 92
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This is the exciting story of Nelson Mandela - the man who despite being imprisoned for 27 years never bore a grudge. At times it seemed as though everyone was against him, even his own family, but he never stopped fighting for what he believed in more than anything: true equality for all, no matter what the colour of their skin.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

A Biography

  • Author: Peter Limb
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313340358
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 144
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Examines the life and accomplishments of the first black South African president, who spent twenty-seven years in jail for his political beliefs.

No Easy Walk to Freedom

No Easy Walk to Freedom

  • Author: Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780435907822
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 189
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Collects the South African President's writings on African nationalism, living under apartheid, resistance from undergound, and Black men on trial in white courts

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

A Life of Persistence

  • Author: Jennifer Boothroyd
  • Publisher: Lerner Books [UK]
  • ISBN: 0761343768
  • Category: Anti-apartheid movements
  • Page: 31
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This biography answers such questions as: Why was Nelson Mandela in jail for 27 years? How did his persistence help bring peace to South Africa? How did he become the first black president of South Africa?

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Nelson Mandela - Biography Series

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Nelson Mandela - Biography Series

  • Author: Matt Green
  • Publisher: Matt Green
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: N.A
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Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in a small South African village. His father, a tribal chief, gave his son the name Rolihlahla. At the age of 7, he began his British education, and his teacher gave him the name Nelson. When his father died, Nelson was sent to live with the leader of the Thembu people. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

World Leader for Human Rights

  • Author: Matt Doeden
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 1467751979
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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On December 5, 2013, former South African President Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95. People around the world mourned the death of this human rights activist. Thousands of South Africans waited hours to walk past his casket to pay their respects, and world leaders and celebrities attended his funeral, including Pope Francis, several US presidents, and Bono. Mandela was born in 1918 in South Africa. While in law school, he joined the African National Congress. The ANC spoke out against South Africa's apartheid laws, which allowed separate treatment of people based on skin color. He began his activism in the 1940s and was arrested many times before he received a life sentence in 1964. After spending more than 25 years in jail, Mandela was released in 1990 and soon after partnered with South African President F. W. de Klerk to help end apartheid. They won the Nobel Peace Prize together in 1993. The next year, Mandela became the first African president of South Africa. After his term as president, he continued his work as a human rights advocate until he retired in 2004. After a long illness, he died in 2013. He will be remembered for his leadership for years to come.

Going to the Mountain

Going to the Mountain

Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

  • Author: Ndaba Mandela
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0316486582
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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The first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandela's life through the eyes of the grandson who was raised by him, chronicling Ndaba Mandela's life living with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known. To the rest of the world, Nelson Mandela was a giant: an anti-apartheid revolutionary, a world-renowned humanitarian, and South Africa's first black president. To Ndaba Mandela, he was simply "Granddad." In Going to the Mountain, Ndaba tells how he came to live with Mandela shortly after he turned eleven--having met each other only once, years before, when Mandela was imprisoned at Victor Verster Prison--and how the two of them slowly, cautiously built a relationship that would affect both their lives in extraordinary ways. It wasn't an easy transition. Mandela had high expectations for those around him, especially his family, and Ndaba chafed at the strict rules and exacting guidelines in his grandfather's home. But at the same time--through overheard calls from foreign dignitaries as well as the Xhosa folk wisdom that his grandfather shared with him at every opportunity--Ndaba was learning how to be a man. On a scale both personal and epic, Ndaba's extraordinary journey mirrors that of South Africa's coming of age--from the segregated Soweto ghettos into which he was born to the privileged life in which he grew up and the turbulent yet exciting times in which he carries on his grandfather's legacy. Going to the Mountain is, in the end, a story about unlocking the power within each of us. It's a cautionary tale about how a child's life can go one way or the other, depending upon the intervention of a caring soul--and about the awesome power of love to serve as a catalyst for change.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

  • Author: Manuel Morini,Ignacio Segesso
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 1515791726
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 80
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In 1990, after 27 years of political imprisonment, Nelson Mandela regains his freedom ready to forgive and invite his people to follow in his footsteps, to heal the deep wounds of a divided society. Marking the end of Apartheid in South Africa, he becomes a symbol of the quest for world peace, but his story begins many years earlier. Discover, from the start, the life of the man who showed that love and hope can conquer hate and resentment.