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The Resource Playing the enemy : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation, John Carlin

Playing the enemy : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation, John Carlin

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Playing the enemy : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation
Title
Playing the enemy
Title remainder
Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation
Statement of responsibility
John Carlin
Title variation
Invictus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Independent's former South Africa bureau chief chronicles the 1995 Rugby World Cup victory that united a divided country. Carlin presents a revealing and entertaining insider's view of the improbable events leading to South Africa's upset triumph over New Zealand, which many believe instantly secured a peaceful future for the then-unsettled nation. The Springboks, as South Africa's team was called, may have secured the World Cup trophy, but the real hero of this stirring tale is recently elected President Nelson Mandela, who adopted the mostly Afrikaner players as his own and somehow got the predominantly black population behind them
Summary
Documents the anti-apartheid advocate's ten-year effort to unite his country, during which he worked with proponents of apartheid from his jail cell, won the presidency, and helped South Africa's national rugby team host the World Cup as part of a unifying campaign
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259971
Cataloging source
BT
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1956-
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Carlin, John
Dewey number
968.065
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Springboks (Rugby team)
  • Presidents
  • Political prisoners
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
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Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation
Label
Playing the enemy : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation, John Carlin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Breakfast in Houghton -- The Minister of Justice -- Separate amenities -- Bagging the croc -- Different planets -- Ayatollah Mandela -- The tiger king -- The mask -- The bitter-enders -- Romancing the general -- "Address their hearts" -- The captain and the president -- Springbok Serenade -- Silvermine -- Doubting Thomases -- The number six jersey -- "Nelson! Nelson!" -- Blood in the throat -- Love thine enemy -- Where are they now?
Control code
000043606459
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781843548690
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Playing the enemy : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation, John Carlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Breakfast in Houghton -- The Minister of Justice -- Separate amenities -- Bagging the croc -- Different planets -- Ayatollah Mandela -- The tiger king -- The mask -- The bitter-enders -- Romancing the general -- "Address their hearts" -- The captain and the president -- Springbok Serenade -- Silvermine -- Doubting Thomases -- The number six jersey -- "Nelson! Nelson!" -- Blood in the throat -- Love thine enemy -- Where are they now?
Control code
000043606459
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781843548690
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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