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Long Walk To Freedom Vol 1: 1918-1962 by [Mandela, Nelson]
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A tale of anger and sorrow, love and joy, grace and elegance (DAILY NEWS)

Indispensable ... [a] unique life-story (Anthony Sampson)

A truly stunning account of his extraordinary life ... A vivid testimony to an unusual mixture of courage, persistence, tolerance, and forgiveness (Sir David Steel)

One of the most life- affirming books you'll read (GQ)

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The first volume of the best-selling autobiography by the one of the greatest statesmen of the twentieth century

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 903 KB
  • Print Length: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus; New Ed edition (17 Dec. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0035YDM58
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #144,300 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have recently returned from a holiday touring South Africa, during which I read both volumes of A Long Walk to Freedom. The two books provided a fascinating insight into the political background of a country which is still struggling to build a future that fully integrates all its people, and does not fall into the pitfalls tragically enacted in neighbouring Zimbabwe. Nelson Mandela tells his story from his early life in a traditional tribal culture to his involvement in the Freedom Movement and the growth of the ANC, the conflicts among similar organisations also striving for justice but with different emphases, and the apparent inability of the white authorities to understand or even listen to any opinion but their own and their increasingly harsh methods of imposing their power. He tells of his reluctant acceptance of the need for limited use of violent means to draw world attention to the situation in the country he loves after many years of belief in non-violence, while understating his own dedication and commitment to the cause which robbed him of his family life for decades. He does not reveal much about his personal relationships with his family except to make clear his pride and love for his wife Winnie and his children. Although there are signs of improvement in the conditions of many black South Africans, one cannot help being aware of a large black underclass and the fear of crime apparent among the white population. It is so sad that by the time Mandela was released from captivity he did not have enough time left in power to realise his dream of a truly united South Africa.
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One of the few true heroes of the twentieth century tells his story. Mandela's openness and humility shines through this book, as well as his love for his country, willingness to sacrifice and refusal to alienate the opposition.
This book is surprisingly easy to read. The chapters are short, and there is a real feeling that you are "seeing it through Mandela's eyes". I can recommend the 2 volume edition as it less daunting and it is natural to take a break where vol. 1 ends in the early '60s. Plus, it encourages the reader to consider Mandela's early years and not just to rush on to the final victory over apartheid in volume 2.
This book should be compulsory reading for politicians, who need to ask themselves what they would have done in Mandela's shoes, and if they themselves (along with the rest of us) are so open and humble about their mistakes.
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An inspirational piece of work of an extraordinary man from a less than ordinary background...

The true evil of apartheid unveiled and outlined by a man who saw it all, and fought it with all he had!
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I bought this as a birthday present and I am so pleased. The book was nicely packaged and received in perfect condition with no damage. Great service, great price and fast delivery. Would recommend, thank you
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I love the way this book begins in the Qunu village where Mandela's childhood began. The simplicity of life, and as it develops. I now know i had a wonderful childhood and realise as an African, i am shaped by my surroundings, and travelling to live and study abroad just helped to broaden my knowledge and understanding of who i am or becoming. It feels like my grandfather telling me his story...loving it
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I loved reading this book, Mandela is one amazing man ! Its not an easy read as there are obviously many South African names to try and get your head around, but nothing can take away from Nelsons amazing unselfish struggle for the rights of all black South Africans.
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Please do not be put of by the though naw its
All politics yes of course it has politics but
This book is about the struggle of many
Thousands of south africans fight for freedom
From the oppressive conditions that they had endured
I remember being taught about s.africa, mainly
There import/export. Nothing about
The struggle from there apartheid
I bougth the second book start to read it
Then put it down as I felt that I had to read this
Part one again. This should be applied to the syllabus
in schools maybe it is but if not it
Should be. We are taught"LEST WE
FORGET" this book in my opinion
Is in the same league. K.Hamilton-picken
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A very interesting and honest history. Mr Mandela tells us what mistakes he made, the things he shouldn't have said, what dishonest things he did in his youth, which makes his story all the more impressive, and well worth reading. Sad that this situation still goes on in so many other countries even now.
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