From the moment you look at the book you want to read it.The front cover with the clever use of green and yellow and the chunkiness of the book which doesn't look like any others makes you take notice. From the minute you open the book and every page is a different layout it keeps you focused. This is a book that you never want to put down. The author has obviously a tremendous respect for Mandela, knows him well and tells the story in an honest and forthright way. I love the content and the way it is displayed ie large print for important statements, beautiful pictures, personal glimpses of the author's involvement with Mandela and the excellent telling of the history of South Africa and the rise of the ANC and the amazing rise of Mandela and the making of an international icon. Peter Hain encapsulates the essence of the man and with his own background coming from wonderfully erudite and forward looking parents with a social conscience he has written a book that is first class. I would unreservedly recommend that lots of people read this.It is compelling.
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