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El Largo Camino Hacia la Libertad - a book by Mandela, Nelson

El Largo Camino Hacia la Libertad

La Autobiografía de Nelson Mandela

El Largo Camino Hacia la Libertad( )
Author: Mandela, Nelson
Translator: Resines, Antonio
Bevia, Herminia
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Aguilar, Altea, Taurus, Alfaguara, S.A. de C.V
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $21.99
Book Description:

For millions of people, Nelson Mandel represents the triumph of dignity and hope over desperation and hate, the victory of self-discipline and love over persecution and infamy. Mandela devoted his life to the fight against racial oppression, a fact that won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 as well as the elected leadership of his country. In El largo camino hacia la libertad, the riveting memoirs of one of the great moral and political figures of our time, Mandela recounts his...
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Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5 x 9.5 x 1.3 Inches
Book Weight:1.875 Pounds
Author Biography
Mandela, Nelson (Author)
Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa. His teacher later named him Nelson as part of a custom to give all schoolchildren Christian names. He briefly attended University College of Fort Hare but was expelled after taking part in a protest with Oliver Tambo, with whom he later operated the nation's first black law firm. He eventually completed a bachelor's degree through correspondence courses and studied law at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He left without graduating in 1948.

Mandela was part of the African National Congress (ANC) and spent many years as a freedom fighter. When the South African government outlawed the ANC after the Sharpeville Massacre, he went underground to form a new military wing of the organization. In 1964, he was sentenced to life in prison for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government. Instead of testifying at the trial, he opted to give a speech that was more than four hours long and ended with a defiant statement. While in prison, he received a bachelor's degree in law in absentia from the University of South Africa.

In 1990, Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with former South African President F.W. de Klerk in 1993 for transitioning the nation from a system of racial segregation. After leaving the presidency, Mandela retired from active politics, but continued championing causes such as human rights, world peace and the fight against AIDS. He died on November 5, 2013 at the age of 95.


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