Coverart for item
The Resource Mandela : the authorized biography, Anthony Sampson

Mandela : the authorized biography, Anthony Sampson

Label
Mandela : the authorized biography
Title
Mandela
Title remainder
the authorized biography
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Sampson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Life of Nelson Mandela is one of the most extraordinary epics of the twentieth century. An almost-forgotten prisoner on Robben Island twenty years ago, apparently doomed to a helpless existence as a victim of apartheid, he not only survived but almost single-handedly saved South Africa from potential chaos, to become one of the most widely admired leaders in the world. Mandela's myth is dazzling; in this biography Anthony Sampson penetrates it to show us the man himself."--Jacket
  • "Mandela is filled with new insights and information. We see how prison, which he and his fellow inmates turned into a kind of unofficial university, gradually transformed Mandela from a headstrong activist into a reflective and consummately skilled statesman. We learn how British and American diplomats cold-shouldered him when support was desperately needed, and about the political infighting, sometimes vicious, that went on between anti-apartheid factions. Particularly fascinating is Sampson's narrative of the incredible negotiations leading to Mandela's release from prison and the eventual collapse of the white regime, when his colleagues feared that he was selling out to the government."--Jacket
  • "At every turn, this book sheds fresh light on the moral dilemmas that Mandela was forced to face again and again in his personal and public lives. In the struggle for freedom for South African blacks, he paid a tragic price, becoming alienated from his wife and remote from his children. Yet he famously retained his humanity, and while Sampson does not conceal Mandela's failings - his stubbornness, his fixed loyalties, his princely manners and detachment - the man who emerges is authentically heroic."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-2004
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sampson, Anthony
Dewey number
  • 968.06/5/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1974
LC item number
.S26 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Presidents
  • South Africa
  • Présidents
  • Afrique du Sud
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • South Africa
  • Biografie
  • Presidents
  • South Africa
Label
Mandela : the authorized biography, Anthony Sampson
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-649) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lawyer and Revolutionary: 1952-1954
  • The Meaning of Freedom: 1953-1956
  • Treason and Winnie: 1956-1957
  • Dazzling Contender: 1957-1959
  • The Revolution That Wasn't: 1960
  • Violence: 1961
  • Last Fling: 1962
  • Crime and Punishment: 1963-1964
  • Master of My Fate: 1964-1971
  • Steeled and Hardened: 1971-1976
  • Map: Apartheid South Africa
  • Lady into Amazon: 1962-1976
  • The Shadowy Presence: 1964-1976
  • Black Consciousness: 1976-1978
  • Prison Charisma: 1976-1982
  • A Family Apart: 1977-1980
  • Prison Within a Prison: 1978-1982
  • Insurrection: 1982-1985
  • Ungovernability: 1986-1988
  • The Lost Leader: 1983-1988
  • "Something Horribly Wrong": 1987-1989
  • Prologue: The Last Hero
  • Prisoner vs. President: 1989-1990
  • Myth and Man
  • Revolution to Cooperation
  • Third Force
  • Exit Winnie
  • Negotiating
  • Election
  • Governing
  • The Glorified Perch
  • Forgiving
  • Country Boy: 1918-1934
  • Withdrawing
  • Graca
  • Mandela's World
  • Mandela's Country
  • Image and Reality
  • Mission Boy: 1934-1940
  • Big City: 1941-1945
  • Afrikaners vs. Africans: 1946-1949
  • Nationalists vs. Communists: 1950-1951
  • Defiance: 1952
Control code
ocm40813399
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxvi, 672 pages
Isbn
9780375400193
Lccn
99018498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40813399
  • (OCoLC)40813399
Label
Mandela : the authorized biography, Anthony Sampson
Link
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-649) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lawyer and Revolutionary: 1952-1954
  • The Meaning of Freedom: 1953-1956
  • Treason and Winnie: 1956-1957
  • Dazzling Contender: 1957-1959
  • The Revolution That Wasn't: 1960
  • Violence: 1961
  • Last Fling: 1962
  • Crime and Punishment: 1963-1964
  • Master of My Fate: 1964-1971
  • Steeled and Hardened: 1971-1976
  • Map: Apartheid South Africa
  • Lady into Amazon: 1962-1976
  • The Shadowy Presence: 1964-1976
  • Black Consciousness: 1976-1978
  • Prison Charisma: 1976-1982
  • A Family Apart: 1977-1980
  • Prison Within a Prison: 1978-1982
  • Insurrection: 1982-1985
  • Ungovernability: 1986-1988
  • The Lost Leader: 1983-1988
  • "Something Horribly Wrong": 1987-1989
  • Prologue: The Last Hero
  • Prisoner vs. President: 1989-1990
  • Myth and Man
  • Revolution to Cooperation
  • Third Force
  • Exit Winnie
  • Negotiating
  • Election
  • Governing
  • The Glorified Perch
  • Forgiving
  • Country Boy: 1918-1934
  • Withdrawing
  • Graca
  • Mandela's World
  • Mandela's Country
  • Image and Reality
  • Mission Boy: 1934-1940
  • Big City: 1941-1945
  • Afrikaners vs. Africans: 1946-1949
  • Nationalists vs. Communists: 1950-1951
  • Defiance: 1952
Control code
ocm40813399
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxvi, 672 pages
Isbn
9780375400193
Lccn
99018498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40813399
  • (OCoLC)40813399

Library Locations

    • Waubonsee: Sugar Grove Campus - Todd LibraryBorrow it
      Collins Hall 2nd Floor Waubonsee Community College Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL, 60554-9454, US
      41.7974 -88.45785
Processing Feedback ...