Long Walk to Freedom Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Long Walk to Freedom


  • Author : Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2008-03-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 0759521042

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Long Walk to Freedom Excerpt :

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: 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.

Long Walk To Freedom Book
Score: 4.5
From 14 Ratings

Long Walk To Freedom


  • Author : Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405530743

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Long Walk To Freedom Excerpt :

These memoirs from one of the great leaders of our time are 'essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history - and then go out and change it' Barack Obama The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, Long Walk to Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader. 'Enthralling . . . Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground' Sunday Times 'The authentic voice of Mandela shines through this book . . . humane, dignified and magnificently unembittered' The Times 'Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity . . . Unforgettable' Andre Brink

Long Walk to Freedom Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Long Walk to Freedom


  • Author : Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2008-03-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780759521049

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Long Walk to Freedom Excerpt :

"Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history – and then go out and change it." –President Barack Obama Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his 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. After his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela was 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 still 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 told the extraordinary story of his life -- an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph. The book that inspired the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Long Walk to Freedom Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Long Walk to Freedom


  • Author : Chris Van Wyk
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-11-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447258582

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Long Walk to Freedom Excerpt :

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela is the amazing story of a true hero of our times; his famous biography has been specially adapted for children in a beautiful illustrated picture book format. Discover how a little boy whose father called him "troublemaker" grew up to fight apartheid, become South Africa's first black president and campaign for freedom and justice throughout the world. Adapted by poet Chris van Wyk and illustrated by South African artist Paddy Bouma, with an introduction from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Long Walk to Freedom introduces children to the life of one of the world's most beloved leaders.

Nelson Mandela Biography   The Long Walk to Freedom Book

Nelson Mandela Biography The Long Walk to Freedom


  • Author : Chris Dicker
  • Publisher : Chris Dicker
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Nelson Mandela Biography The Long Walk to Freedom Excerpt :

If you believe there are no modern heroes - that fortitude and unselfish judgement in the face of adversity are out-of-date virtues, you need to read this book. Who would survive 27 years in prison without being vindictive and bitter? What he would have accomplished for 27 years if he was not in prison? This is the biography of an extraordinary human being - Nelson Mandela...

Long Walk to Freedom Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Long Walk to Freedom


  • Author : Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Biography
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 0349106533

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Long Walk to Freedom Excerpt :

The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader. 'Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity ... Unforgettable' Andre Brink 'Enthralling ... Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground' Donald Woods in the SUNDAY TIMES

The Illustrated Long Walk to Freedom Book

The Illustrated Long Walk to Freedom


  • Author : Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Political prisoners
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0316857874

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The Illustrated Long Walk to Freedom Excerpt :

Since his release from prison in 1990, Nelson Mandela has emerged as the world's most significant moral leader since Gandhi. As president of the African National Congress and spiritual figurehead of the anti-apartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving South Africa towards black-majority rule. He is revered throughout the world as a vital force for human rights and racial equality. Mandela's riveting memoirs, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM , were first published in 1994 to universal acclaim. This exciting illustrated edition now portrays his life in words and pictures. Vivid descriptions of his childhood environment, early Johannesburg, life in the townships, Robben Island and the events, protests, historic trials and acts of vengeance that forged his destiny are now accompanied by haunting and dramatic photographs that illuminate his story in an unforgettable way.

The Long Walk to Freedom Book

The Long Walk to Freedom


  • Author : Devon W. Carbado
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807069134

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The Long Walk to Freedom Excerpt :

In this groundbreaking compilation of first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning eight decades—more than half of which have been long out of print. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and often innovative ways that these men and women sought freedom and demanded citizenship.

The Long Walk Book
Score: 3.5
From 37 Ratings

The Long Walk


  • Author : Slavomir Rawicz
  • Publisher : Constable
  • Release Date : 2010-06-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849016803

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Slavomir Rawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 19th November 1939 he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation he was sentenced to 25 years in the Gulags. After a three month journey to Siberia in the depths of winter he escaped with six companions, realising that to stay in the camp meant almost certain death. In June 1941 they crossed the trans-Siberian railway and headed south, climbing into Tibet and freedom nine months later in March 1942 after travelling on foot through some of the harshest regions in the world, including the Gobi Desert. First published in 1956, this is one of the world's greatest true stories of adventure, survival and escape, has been the inspiration for the film The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir and starring Colin Farrell and Ed Harris.

Son of a Critch Book

Son of a Critch


  • Author : Mark Critch
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735235076

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**Soon to be a TV series** Winner of the 2019 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award – Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the 2019 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Longlisted for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Shortlisted for the 2019 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour A hilarious story of family, getting into trouble, and finding one's place in the world What could be better than growing up in the 1980s? How about growing up in 1980s Newfoundland, which--as Mark Critch will tell you--was more like the 1960s. Take a trip to where it all began in this funny and warm look back on his formative years. Here we find a young Mark trick-or-treating at a used car lot, getting locked out of school on a fourth-floor window ledge, faking an asthma attack to avoid being arrested by military police, trying to buy beer from an untrustworthy cab driver, shocking his parents by appearing naked onstage--and much more. Best known as the "roving reporter" for CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Mark Critch has photo-bombed Justin Trudeau, interviewed Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle (while impersonating Alan Doyle), offered Pamela Anderson a million dollars to stop acting, and crashed White House briefings. But, as we see in this playful debut, he's been causing trouble his whole life. Son of a Critch captures the wonder and cluelessness of a kid trying to figure things out, but with the clever observations of an adult, and the combination is perfect.

A Long Walk to Water Book
Score: 4
From 91 Ratings

A Long Walk to Water


  • Author : Linda Sue Park
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547251271

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A Long Walk to Water Excerpt :

When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, 11-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan. By a Newbery Medal-winning author.

Inside Camp David Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Inside Camp David


  • Author : Michael Giorgione
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316509602

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The first-ever insider account of Camp David, the president's private retreat, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of its inception. Never before have the gates of Camp David been opened to the public. Intensely private and completely secluded, the president's personal campground is situated deep in the woods, up miles of unmarked roads that are practically invisible to the untrained eye. Now, for the first time, we are allowed to travel along the mountain route and directly into the fascinating and intimate complex of rustic residential cabins, wildlife trails, and athletic courses that make up the presidential family room. For seventy-five years, Camp David has served as the president's private retreat. A home away from the hustle and bustle of Washington, this historic site is the ideal place for the First Family to relax, unwind, and, perhaps most important, escape from the incessant gaze of the media and the public. It has hosted decades of family gatherings for thirteen presidents, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama, including holiday celebrations, reunions, and even a wedding. But more than just a weekend getaway, Camp David has also been the site of private meetings and high-level summits with foreign leaders to foster diplomacy. Former Camp David commander Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione, CEC, USN (Ret.), takes us deep into this enigmatic and revered sanctuary. Combining fascinating first-person anecdotes of the presidents and their families with storied history and interviews with commanders both past and present, he reveals the intimate connection felt by the First Families with this historic retreat.

No Easy Walk to Freedom Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

No Easy Walk to Freedom


  • Author : Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 0435907824

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No Easy Walk to Freedom Excerpt :

Collects the South African President's writings on African nationalism, living under apartheid, resistance from undergound, and Black men on trial in white courts

Conversations With Myself Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Conversations With Myself


  • Author : Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-07-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230761438

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Conversations With Myself is a moving collection of letters, diary entries and other writing that provides a rare chance to see the other side of Nelson Mandela's life, in his own voice: direct, clear, private. An international bestseller, Conversations With Myself is an intensely personal book that complements his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. In his foreword to Nelson Mandela's book, President Barack Obama writes: 'Conversations With Myself does the world an extraordinary service in giving us [a] picture of Mandela the man.' Conversations With Myself gives readers insight to the darkest hours of Nelson Mandela's twenty-seven years of imprisonment and his troubled dreams in his cell on Robben Island. It contains the draft of an unfinished sequel to Long Walk to Freedom, notes from Madiba's famous speeches, and even doodles made during meetings. There are photos from his life, journals written while on the run during the anti-apartheid struggles of the early 1960s, and conversations with friends in almost 70 hours of recorded interviews. An intimate journey from the first stirrings of his political conscience to his galvanizing role on the world stage, Conversations With Myself is an extraordinary glimpse of the man behind one of the world's most beloved public figures. 'More revealing of the man than his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom - and in many respects more moving as well' F.W. De Klerk 'A book that breaks the heart and then makes it sing' Andrew Rawnsley, Observer Books of the Year 'Intensely moving, raw and unmediated, told in real time with all the changes in perspective that brings, over the years, mixing the prosaic with the momentous. Health concerns, dreams, political initiatives spill out together, to provide the fullest picture yet of Mandela.' Peter Godwin, Observer

Dare Not Linger Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Dare Not Linger


  • Author : Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374717735

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Dare Not Linger Excerpt :

The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela’s memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestseller Long Walk to Freedom. “I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.” In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of a democratic South Africa. From the outset, he was committed to serving only a single five-year term. During his presidency, he and his government ensured that all of South Africa’s citizens became equal before the law, and he laid the foundation for turning a country riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy. Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela’s presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to leave office, but was unable to finish. Now the acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task, using Mandela’s unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding, and a wealth of unseen archival material. With a prologue by Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, the result is a vivid and often inspirational account of Mandela’s presidency and the creation of a new democracy. It tells the story of a country in transition and the challenges Mandela faced as he strove to make his vision for a liberated South Africa a reality.