The Rebel Who Led His Nation to Freedom

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Nelson Mandela comes to life in this portrait of a diplomatic man whose commitment to freedom gained him both the Nobel Peace Prize and Time's Man of the Year honor. The son of a Thembu chief in South Africa, Mandela began his life-long campaign against white colonial rule while a college student. Kramer's eloquent, yet approachable text describes the leader's dedication to nonviolence, his role in the African National Congress and his arrest in 1962 for sabotage and conspiracy. During his 27 years in prison, Mandela continued his fight for a democratic and free society, and ultimately was released and elected president of South Africa.

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Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2005
ISBN: 9780792236580
Branch Call Number: J 921 MAN
Characteristics: 64 p. :,ill. (some col.)


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Nov 04, 2012

Another great biography from the National Geographic World History Biographies series. Aimed at the junior/intermediate set, this book has lots of documentary pictures and facts in side bars. Great for students studying Mandela or heroes in general.

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