Since his release from prison in 1990, Nelson Mandela has emerged as the world's most potent moral leader since Gandhi. As president of the ANC and head of the anti-apartheid movement, he has been instrumental in moving South Africa toward black-majority rule. Throughout the world he is revered as a vital force in the fight for human rights and ...Read MoreSince his release from prison in 1990, Nelson Mandela has emerged as the world's most potent moral leader since Gandhi. As president of the ANC and head of the anti-apartheid movement, he has been instrumental in moving South Africa toward black-majority rule. Throughout the world he is revered as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. In this autobiography Nelson Mandela details the development of his political consciousess and describes his pivotal role in the formation of the ANC Youth League. He brings to life his dramatic years underground, which lead to a sentence of life imprisonment in 1964, and sheds new light on his surprisingly eventful quarter century behind bars. And he takes us inside the momentous events of the 1990s, leading up to South Africa's first-ever multi-racial elections, and his feelings about his near landslide victory as president.Read Less
Very Good. No DJ As Issued. Size: 5 1/2 X 8 1/4; STATED FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION, 15th Impression Thus. Copyright 1995, Little, Brown. USED. NOT AN EXLIB. VERY GOOD CONDITION. Softcover. 638 pages, Indexed. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS. Will ship from United States.
Like New in As New jacket. Size: 6 1/4 X 9 3/8; TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION THUS 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, Copyright 1994, Little, Brown. AS NEW CONDITION. Green Boards, black spine BRIGHT gold gilt titling on spine. Facsimile author signature on the front cover is also bright. Map of South Africa endpapers have not been written upon. Binding is nice and tight, appearing unread. NOT AN EXLIB. Very crisp, clean and nice. DUST JACKET IS UNCLIPPED. Original stated price is 24.95. Back panel of the dust jacket shows Mr. Mandela revisiting Robben Island, where he spent eighteen of his twenty-seven years in prison. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS. SCARCE IN THIS TRUE FIRST EDITION. Will ship from United States.
First American edition of this classic autobiography that has went on to sell more than six million copies worldwide. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed "Nelson Mandela 13.5.05" on the title page. It was signed in New York City by Mandela during a visit upon receipt of an honorary doctorate from Amherst College. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Authentic trade editions signed by Mandela are uncommon. "The Nelson Mandela who emerges from his memoirů is considerably more human than the icon of legendů Mandela is, on the evidence of his amazing life, neither a messiah nor a moralist nor really a revolutionary but a pragmatist to the core, a shrewd balancer of honor and interests. He is, to use a word unhappily fallen into disrepute, a politician, though one distinguished from lesser practitioners of his calling mainly by his unwavering faith in his ultimate objective, ending white minority rule" (New York Times).
Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. 448 p. Audience: Little, Brown & Co., 1994. Hardcover. Book is in Fine as new condition. 1st printing. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. This is one of 1000 numbered edition quarter bound in leather and signed on the limitation page by Nelson Mandela. black leather quarter bound in the spine and front, strikingly green cloth cover. Top edge gilt. Book is in pristine, fine condition.
I love this man and I love this book. I began to read "Mandela's Way" but it's one thing to hear how Mandela is from someone else and it's another to get into the actual mind of Mandela himself. That's not to say that it wasn't a good book but going straight to the source sheds the true wisdom and light (as all things in life). Thank you, Mr. Mandela for your wisdom and your inspiration.
May 30, 2007
A Master Piece
By far one of the best books I have read! The book not only provided an introspective view of the racial policies in South Africa, but a glimpse of International and Global policies at it relates to race. Its' quite interesting to note that at that period of time, America, Europe and many of the Western World countries neglected to intervene it put an end to the Apartheid movement when such atrocities (modern day) were being encountered by Blacks. It puts a whole new angle on foreign policies and when/where it becomes convenient /appropriate to intervene in any given country.
The book can be used as an excellent resource, a parallelism of what is happening in modern-day Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Sierra Leone. Quite frankly, when you read the book, it is a sad notation where race relations is concerned in and around the world, we( collectively) play an active role in finding a solution. However, more importantly history constantly repeats itself, simply as a distortion of national pride and self-preservation of ones' ideology.
Evidently, for me it served as an inspirational piece, a acknowledgment that our work as a people never ceases. In inspiration, I got great joy to know that despite Mandela's jailed time spent at Robben Island: Tennis, Reading and his thirst for Knowledge for his favorite past-time. Many of us make use of the time spent in freedom, and seldom take advantage of LIFE! His struggle, lifestyle serves as a great learning tool that even in the midst of adversity there is hope, more importantly there is a rainbow in every cloud!
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