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Author Smith, David James, 1956-

Title Young Mandela / David James Smith

Publ Info New York : Little, Brown, 2010
Edition First American edition
 CCRI-Prov.  DT1949.M35 S65 2010    AVAILABLE
 J&W-Prov. Main Lib.  DT1949.M35 S65 2010    AVAILABLE
 RIC  DT1949.M35 S65 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  DT1949.M35 S65 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  DT1949.M35 S65 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Subtitle from jacket: "The revolutionary years."
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-392) and index
Nelson Mandela is well known throughout the world as a heroic leader who symbolizes freedom and moral authority. He is fixed in the public mind as the world's elder statesman, the gray haired man with a kindly smile who spent 27 years in prison before becoming the first black president in South Africa. But Nelson Mandela was not always elderly or benign. And, in this book, the author takes us deep into the heart of racist South Africa to paint a portrait of the Mandela that many have forgotten: the committed revolutionary who left his family behind to live on the run, adopting false names and disguises and organizing the first strikes to overthrow the apartheid state. This work lifts the curtain on an icon's first steps to greatness
LC subject Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1948-1961
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1961-1978
Apartheid -- South Africa -- History
Anti-apartheid movements -- South Africa -- History
Political prisoners -- South Africa -- Biography
Civil rights workers -- South Africa -- Biography
African National Congress -- Biography
ISBN 9780316035484