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Nelson Mandela

Head of State (18-Jul-1918 — 5-Dec-2013)


John Carlin. Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation. New York: Penguin Press. 2008. 274pp.

Brian Frost. Struggling to Forgive: Nelson Mandela and South Africa's Search for Reconciliation. HarperCollins. 1998. 261pp.

Jean Guiloineau. Translated by Joseph Rowe. Nelson Mandela: The Early Life of Rolihlahla Mandiba. North Atlantic Books. 2002. 200pp.

Joel Joffe. The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa. Oneworld. 2007. 288pp.

Tim J. Juckes. Opposition in South Africa: The Leadership of Z. K. Matthews, Nelson Mandela, and Stephen Biko. Praeger. 1995. 206pp.

Tom Lodge. Mandela: Man & Icon. Oxford University Press. 2006.

Nelson Mandela. Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela. Boston: Little Brown & Co.. 1994.

Fatima Meer. Higher Than Hope: The Authorized Biography of Nelson Mandela. 1988. 426pp.

Martin Meredith. Nelson Mandela: A Biography. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1998. 596pp.

David Ottaway. Chained Together: Mandela, De Klerk, and the Struggle to Remake South Africa. Times Books. 1993. 291pp.

Anthony Sampson. Mandela: The Authorized Biography. London: Harper Collins. 1999. 678pp.

Charlene Smith. Mandela: In Celebration of a Great Life. Cape Town: Struik. 2003. 184pp. 2nd Edition.


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  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.478)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.451)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.961)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.323)

  13. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.88)

  14. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.220)

  15. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.330)

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