Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Nelson Mandela by Mary Benson

Nelson Mandela became a legend in his own lifetime. The son of a chief, he qualified as a lawyer, then was one of the leaders of the African National Congress whose long, heroic struggle against the infamous system of Apartheid is vividly described in this biography. Accused of treason by the South African government, Mandela was incarcerated for twenty-seven years, years in which he was honored as the world's most famous political prisoner. Mary Benson follows his political and philosophical development as well as his personal life. The fascinating story of Mandela's delicate negotiations with the government, leading to the release of fellow prisoners and to his own dramatic emergence from prison in 1990, is captured along with South Africa's progress towards democratic elections. In that election Mandela and millions of his black fellow citizens voted for the first time in their lives. The final chapter, which concludes with Mandela's inauguration as president, conveys the significance and profound joy of this historic event.

Buy Nelson Mandela by Mary Benson from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780393312812
ISBN-10: 039331281X
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 17-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Nelson Mandela by Mary Benson

Book Reviews - Nelson Mandela by Mary Benson

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Nelson Mandela book by Mary Benson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Mary Benson

Desmond Tutu (b. 1931) is the former Anglican Archbishop of Capetown and a social rights activist. He was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

Books By Mary Benson

Blue Mountain Rider by Mary Benson
Hardback, December 2009
Part of My Soul Went with Him by Mary Benson
Paperback, November 1985
$30.02 $33.35