Nelson Mandela: A Biography, 1st Edition

  • Peter Limb
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  • ISBN-10: 0313087989
  • ISBN-13: 9780313087981
  • DDC: 968.06
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Everyone should know the life story of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest leaders of all time, the first black president of South Africa, the most famous African, and a major world statesman. His inspiring life receives a fresh retelling in this new biography written especially for students and general readers. This volume is an enjoyable, authoritative, and balanced way to not only understand a great man, but also to understand a critical time in world history and race relations. Mandela's quest for racial justice for black South Africans as a leader of the African National Congress led to twenty-seven years of imprisonment. South African Apartheid consumed the attention of the world, coming to a head in the 1980s. With intense international pressure on the Apartheid government, Mandela was finally freed in 1990. Through the landmark presidency of South Africa and post Nobel Peace Prize years up until today, he has continued as a peacemaker and agent for change.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Greenwood Biographies.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Timeline of Events in the Life of Nelson Mandela.
1: Family and Childhood.
2: Education and Youth.
3: City of Gold: Law, Marriage, and Politics.
4: Politics: Youth League and the African National Congress.
5: No Easy Walk to Freedom: Defiance of Apartheid.
6: Photo Insert.
7: On Trial, Winnie, and the “Black Pimpernel” Goes Underground.
8: The Long Prison Years: Friends, Family, and Global Solidarity.
9: Free at Last: Release and Transition to Democracy.
10: Presidency and New Challenges.
11: After The Presidency.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.