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The Resource Mandela : a critical life, Tom Lodge

Mandela : a critical life, Tom Lodge

Label
Mandela : a critical life
Title
Mandela
Title remainder
a critical life
Statement of responsibility
Tom Lodge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Nelson Mandela, the first African politician to acquire a world following, remains in the 21st century an iconic figure. But what are the sources of his almost mythic appeal? And to what extend did Mandela self-consciously create the status of political hero that he now enjoys?" "This new and highly revealing biography examines these questions in detail for the first time. Drawing on a range of original sources, it presents a host of fresh insights about the shaping of Mandela's personality and public persona, from his childhood days and early activism, through his long years of imprisonment, to his presidency of the new South Africa. Throughout, Lodge emphasizes the crucial interplay between Mandela's public career and his personal or private world, showing how his heroic status was a product both of his leading position within the anti-apartheid movement and his own deliberate efforts to supply a form of quasi-messianic leadership for that movement."
  • "And as Lodge shows, Mandela's huge international appeal is a compelling and unusual cocktail. Of the sacred and the secular. Of traditional African values and global media savvy. And of human vulnerability, interwoven with the grand narrative of liberation."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Insights about the shaping of Mandela's personality and public persona are uncovered in a work that illuminates a pivotal moment in African history and explores Mandela's life and career from the perspective of a modern South Africa
Biography type
individual biography
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232540
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Lodge, Tom
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Presidents
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
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a critical life
Label
Mandela : a critical life, Tom Lodge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Childhood and upbringing -- Becoming a notable -- Volunteer-in-chief -- Making a messiah -- Trials -- Prisoner 46664 -- Leading from prison -- Messianic politics and the transition to democracy -- Embodying the nation
Control code
000040166775
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xix, 274 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780192805683
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Mandela : a critical life, Tom Lodge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Childhood and upbringing -- Becoming a notable -- Volunteer-in-chief -- Making a messiah -- Trials -- Prisoner 46664 -- Leading from prison -- Messianic politics and the transition to democracy -- Embodying the nation
Control code
000040166775
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xix, 274 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780192805683
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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