Knowing Mandela: An Intimate Look at the Man Who Inspired the World

Paperback | April 23, 2015

byJohn Carlin

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Equal parts freedom fighter and statesman, Nelson Mandela bestrode the world stage for the past three decades, building a legacy that places him in the pantheon of history's most exemplary leaders.

As a foreign correspondent based in South Africa, author John Carlin had unique access to Mandela during the post-apartheid years when Mandela faced his most daunting obstacles and achieved his greatest triumphs. Carlin witnessed history as Mandela was released from prison after twenty-seven years and ultimately ascended to the presidency of his strife-torn country.

Drawing on exclusive conversations with Mandela and countless interviews with people who were close to him, Carlin has crafted an account of a man who was neither saint nor superman. Mandela's seismic political victories were won at the cost of much personal unhappiness and disappointment.

Knowing Mandela offers an intimate understanding of one of the most towering and remarkable figures of our age.

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Equal parts freedom fighter and statesman, Nelson Mandela bestrode the world stage for the past three decades, building a legacy that places him in the pantheon of history's most exemplary leaders.As a foreign correspondent based in South Africa, author John Carlin had unique access to Mandela during the post-apartheid years when Mande...

John Carlin is an acclaimed journalist and author who was theIndependent's South Africa correspondent from 1989 to 1995. He has also written for theTimes, theObserver, theSunday Times, and theNew York Times, among other publications. His previous books includeKnowing MandelaandPlaying the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.42 inPublished:April 23, 2015Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780062323934

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Knowing Mandela-a Personal Portrait It is to say anything about this book other than wonderful. I was frequently in tears of wonder and awe about the magnanimous and brilliant man that was Mandela. Well done, Mr Carlin
Date published: 2015-02-05

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