This account of the revolution is fascinating for its focus on issues of class which were, on the one hand, much less distinct than those of England, and yet more distinct than we would recognize. It is a useful perspective for me as a history teacher.
I prefer readers who don't call attention to themselves in the reading. This fits the bill
I would suggest Long Walk first because it is Mandela's story, but then this if they are still curious because it includes some other points of view, especially the first marriage.
I would have described more context about South Africa
I always find Audible books a little slow and wish there was a feature for 1.1 speed, not just 1.5.
I would love an audible biography of Desmond Tutu.
I loved the film Invictua and truly appreciated how the book filled in details beyond the film, but also reassured me that the basic story of the film was correct. The most valuable part was the description of the communication between Mandela and the radical Afrikaner groups that were threatening war.
Fascinating details about the final game -- namely that Mandela went into BOTH dressing rooms before the game, which seemed surprising. The author allows how showing up in a springbox Jersey in the All-Black dressing room may have thrown players off the game.
Pleasant with an effort to give different accent to different characters. Mandela's accent is just ok.
No. Too much detail.
It's great when a book reinforces a good film rather than shows its faults. The book gives more balance to the players at lagre, less emphasis on the Matt Damon charcter Pinear, which is only fair.
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