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Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela | [Nelson Mandela]

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world.

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Publisher's Summary

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world.

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©1995 Nelson Mandela (P)2011 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"Narrator Michael Boatman has a gentle but insistent voice that suggests a certain grace and is well suited for the memoir of this worldwide symbol of persistence and justice. Boatman’s authentic pronunciation of South African tribes and other words also lends great credibility to his reading. He narrates at an unhurried pace and lingers on certain words throughout the book in order to let us inhale Mandela’s meanings." (AudioFile)

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    Roderic IRVINE, CA, United States 08-13-12
    Roderic IRVINE, CA, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2014
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    Ruby Chung Santa Fe, NM, United States 11-29-11
    Ruby Chung Santa Fe, NM, United States 11-29-11

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    "Inspirational"

    Everyone, especially Africans should read this book to understand the evils of intolerance as we all move forward in life. We should preach the word that to deny another human being equal rights just because we do like or understand them is pure evilness at its height. The Nazi’s intolerance towards Jews, The Africana’s intolerance towards Africans, the so called Christians intolerance towards gays and so on and so forth. A great book from a great man and leader in the struggle for equality for ALL South Africans.

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    Benjamin Gould 07-18-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Happy Birthday, Mandiba!!! ✊🏾"

    Stunning sacrifices and remarkable wisdom. There is no soul on earth that won't benefit deeply from reading/listening to this ever-inspiring journey recording the plight of South Africa and our world. 🙏🏻🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏿✊🏾

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    Nikolai A Francis 06-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Overcoming adversity"

    This book is a great teacher for anyone that wants to learn how to persevere in the face of adversity.

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    Hein Du Plessis Cape Town, South Africa 06-09-15
    Hein Du Plessis Cape Town, South Africa 06-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Timeless, inspiring, beautiful"

    After postponing this read/ listen for so long, I realise I should have done so years ago. It is a must read/listen to every single South African. I'm filled with emotion and hope for the future. The reader does an excellent job pronouncing most names except perhaps the Afrikaans ones :)

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    Rjai 05-23-15
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    This story is incredible and the narrator did an awesome job. He made the story come alive for me. Rjai

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    Crystal 05-19-15
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    "Powerful and Patient"

    I loved listening to this book. Michael Boatman did a WONDERFUL job narrating the book. I often times felt I was there and could vividly imagine the scene and feel the emotions surrounding the situations. Listen to this book today!!!

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    Larry Winter Springs, FL, United States 05-16-15
    Larry Winter Springs, FL, United States 05-16-15 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    What an incredible story of commitment to a noble cause and persistence to transform a dream into reality.

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    "wonderful inspiration for anyone's life"

    amazing story of a man with more integrity than any freedom fighter in history except Gandhi. this is told powerfully.

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    Lilian 04-11-15
    Lilian 04-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    from an almost fairy tale beginning to one of the most amazing stories of all time. absolutely inspiring

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