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In the National Geographic World History Biographies series learn about Nelson Mandela, including the story of Mandela's rural childhood and his history-changing election as the first African President of South Africa, complete with a timeline of his life and achievements, along with illustrations and maps that bring Mandela's struggle vividly to life.
Nelson Mandela comes to life in this portrait of a diplomatic man whose commitment to freedom gained him both the Nobel Peace Prize and Time’s Man of the Year honor. The son of a Thembu chief in South Africa, Mandela began his life-long campaign against white colonial rule while a college student. Kramer’s eloquent, yet approachable text describes the leader’s dedication to nonviolence, his role in the African National Congress and his arrest in 1962 for sabotage and conspiracy. During his 27 years in prison, Mandela continued his fight for a democratic and free society, and ultimately was released and elected president of South Africa.
From the Trade Paperback edition.