In His Own Words

In His Own Words

Book - 2003
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A collection of some of the most historic and inspirational addresses by one of the most renowned political leaders of our day.The most stirring voice to come out of South Africa, Nelson Mandela has brought his message of freedom, equality, and human dignity to the entire world. Now, for the first time, his most eloquent and important speeches are collected in a single volume. From the eve of his imprisonment to his release 27 years later, from his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize to his election as South Africas first black president, these speeches span some of the most pivotal moments of Mandelas life and of his countrys history. And they memorably illustrate his lasting commitment to freedom and reconciliation, democracy and development, culture and diversity, and international peace.The extraordinary power of this volume is in the moving words and intimate tone of Mandela himself, a living legend and one of the most articulate, courageous, and respected men of our generation.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Little, Brown and Co., c2003
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780316110198
Branch Call Number: BIOGRAPHY 968.065 MANDELA 2003
Characteristics: xlii, 558 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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A collection of speeches by Nelson Mandela, arranged thematically on topics such as freedom, reconciliation, nation building and culture. Introductory essays by political leaders and social leaders provide biography that relates to specific times and places.

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