Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography Of Nelson Mandela

Paperback | October 1, 1995

byNelson Mandela

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The book that inspired the major new motion pictureMandela: 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.

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Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time and 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 25 years of imprisonment, Mandela has ...

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The book that inspired the major new motion pictureMandela: 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 tr...

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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, Mandel...

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, a small village located in the district of Umtata, the Transkei capital in Africa. Mandela became the first member of his family to attend a school, where his teacher Miss Mdingane gave him the English name "Nelson". He attended a Wesleyan mission school located next to the ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.75 inPublished:October 1, 1995Publisher:Little, Brown And Company

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ISBN - 10:0316548189

ISBN - 13:9780316548182

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read! An incredible autobiography about an incredible man and the long journey for freedom. This is a book everyone should read.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing journey! Nelson Mandela's autobiography is a truly incredible read. While dense at times it gives you an insight into a man who changed the world and never stopped believing in his own worth.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This is the first autobiography I've ever read, as well as my first political book, and it was amazing! Mr. Mandela is extremely sincere about his life and actions but also his view on the conflict in South Africa during his life time. He is truly an inspiring man.
Date published: 2011-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply amazing This is simply the best autobiography I have ever read. Unlike other memoirs/autobiographies, I felt close to Mandela as I was reading.
Date published: 2011-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Indigo Recommended! This book was recommended to me by the staff at my local Indigo- and although I am not a political reader-this book did not disappoint. Having only heard occasional news clips of Mandela, this book exposed the true life-long sacrifice of a man who was committed to an enduring belief that his beloved nation could experience true, collective freedom. An excellent read even for those not current on the international political landscape!
Date published: 2011-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose. This book is a must read. Period. Mr. Mandela's stuggles in South Africa were not just historic for his country, but for equality and civil rights around the world. The book is not just a good historical account, but is downright INTERESTING! I could not put it down. I am not eloquent, so I will not go any further in trying to describe this book. Let me just finish by saying this: There are two types of people in this world: Those that have read "Long Walk to Freedom", and those who will read it, hopefully soon. I wish this was on the high-school reading list of every classroom both in Canada, and especially the United States.
Date published: 2010-02-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from To much info!! I find this book way to long. I found myselfe wanted to jump ahead in pages.
Date published: 2008-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read! I have never been big on reading biographies but this book changed my mind. I liked this book a lot because I never knew too much about Nelson Mandela and his story and they way he tells it is superb. To be honest, the sheer volume scared me away from this book, my sister was the one who pushed me to read it and I'm glad because I couldn't put it down. Try it, I guarantee you'll learn something from it!
Date published: 2006-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A story of courage and determination If ever there was a story to give hope and perseverance this is it. A man that spends 27 years in jail for no reason and then has the courage to forgive and get on with the rest of his life… wow.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best within us! I read this book because I wanted to learn more about this man I had heard so much about. I could never have expected that it would be such a well written, inspirational, and moving account of the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly insurmountable odds. Make no mistake, this is a compelling TRUE story about the best within us. I wish I could thank him for writing it.
Date published: 2000-07-25

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Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time and 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 25 years of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. He was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule and is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. Long Walk to Freedom is his story.