Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation by John Carlin

Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

byJohn Carlin

Kobo ebook | November 18, 2009

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Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament—the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together.

After being released from prison and winning South Africa’s first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid. His plan was ambitious if not far-fetched: use the national rugby team, the Springboks—long an embodiment of white-supremacist rule—to embody and engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup. The string of wins that followed not only defied the odds, but capped Mandela’s miraculous effort to bring South Africans together again in a hard-won, enduring bond.

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Title:Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a NationFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 18, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1101159928

ISBN - 13:9781101159927


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent book It is amazing that Nelsan Mandela was able to do what he was able to do facing the opposition that he was at that time in South Africa.
Date published: 2010-07-30