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Published: 26 July 2007

304 Pages | 17 black and white plates, 3 maps


ISBN: 9780199219353

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A Critical Life

Tom Lodge

  • The essential Mandela - his life, political thought, and significance
  • The first book to probe the origins of Mandela's heroic appeal - and his own role in forging it
  • Draws on a range of original sources to offer a clear-sighted, objective assessment
  • Presents a host of fresh insights into the development of Mandela's political thinking, from his youth, through imprisonment, to his presidency of the new South Africa
  • Highlights the crucial interplay between Mandela's background and personal world and his public life