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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
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Invictus
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1985, Nelson Mandela, then in prison for 23 years, set about winning over the fiercest proponents of apartheid, from his jailers to the head of South Africa's military. First he earned his freedom and then he won the presidency in the nation's first free election in 1994. But he knew that South Africa was still dangerously divided. If he couldn't unite his country in a visceral, emotional way--and fast--it would collapse into chaos. He would need all the charisma and strategic acumen he had honed during half a century of activism, and he'd need a cause all South Africans could share. Mandela picked one of the more farfetched causes imaginable--the national rugby team, the Springboks, who would host the sport's World Cup in 1995. Author Carlin, former South Africa bureau chief for the London Independent, offers a portrait of the greatest statesman of our time in action.--From publisher description
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259971
Cataloging source
UPZ
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1956-
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Carlin, John
Dewey number
968.06/5
Illustrations
illustrations
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)
  • Political prisoners
  • Presidents
  • South Africa
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Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation
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Playing the enemy : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation, John Carlin
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 265) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781594201745
Lccn
2008298721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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OCoLC
Label
Playing the enemy : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation, John Carlin
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781594201745
Lccn
2008298721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
OCoLC

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