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5.0 out of 5 stars
Beyond any story, 28 Nov 2004
This book is beyond any books your are most likely to read. It may seem scary and more like a burden to read at first, but as soon as you read the first page, Mandela's story is unforgettable.
It is eloquent, personal and vivid. It has as much excitement, action, emotion and thrilling material as the greatest work of fiction, yet it is too real too be unreal...if I am not making any sense just do yourself a favour and read the book.
It will give you the kind of inspiration and hope in humanity that no 'fairy tale' or 'work of imagination' ever could. Anyone and Everyone can read this book and take something from it...I'm fourteen and I feel like I have learnt something more useful than most of the things I am taught in school!
Nelson Madela is one of history's few great leaders and if you are in the position to be able to read his story, read it!