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Battersby, John D.

Works: 3 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 687 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by John D Battersby
Nelson Mandela : a life in photographs by David Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic moments from Mandela's inspiring life are captured in more than one hundred iconic photos from the mid-1940s through August 2009. Six key Mandela speeches are included, as well as an informative text
Mandela : the authorized biography by Anthony Sampson( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Life of Nelson Mandela is one of the most extraordinary epics of the twentieth century. An almost-forgotten prisoner on Robben Island twenty years ago, apparently doomed to a helpless existence as a victim of apartheid, he not only survived but almost single-handedly saved South Africa from potential chaos, to become one of the most widely admired leaders in the world. Mandela's myth is dazzling; in this biography Anthony Sampson penetrates it to show us the man himself. Mandela is filled with new insights and information. We see how prison, which he and his fellow inmates turned into a kind of unofficial university, gradually transformed Mandela from a headstrong activist into a reflective and consummately skilled statesman. We learn how British and American diplomats cold-shouldered him when support was desperately needed, and about the political infighting, sometimes vicious, that went on between anti-apartheid factions. Particularly fascinating is Sampson's narrative of the incredible negotiations leading to Mandela's release from prison and the eventual collapse of the white regime, when his colleagues feared that he was selling out to the government. At every turn, this book sheds fresh light on the moral dilemmas that Mandela was forced to face again and again in his personal and public lives. In the struggle for freedom for South African blacks, he paid a tragic price, becoming alienated from his wife and remote from his children. Yet he famously retained his humanity, and while Sampson does not conceal Mandela's failings - his stubbornness, his fixed loyalties, his princely manners and detachment - the man who emerges is authentically heroic. -- Publisher description
Mandela : the authorised biography; now with updated material by Anthony Sampson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Nelson Mandela : a life in photographs
Mandela : the authorized biographyMandela : the authorised biography; now with updated material