“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world": Long Walk to Freedom; Inscribed and Dated by Nelson Mandela

  • Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela.

Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela.


Item Number: 33073

South Africa: MacDonald Purnell, 1994.

First South African edition, later printing of the first autobiography of one of the greatest moral leaders of the twentieth century which has went on to sell over six million copies worldwide. Octavo, original black cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated with photographs. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To Clive Rudman, fulfillment and best wishes, Mandela 9.12.95.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

"The Nelson Mandela who emerges from his memoir is considerably more human than the icon of legend Mandela is, on the evidence of his amazing life, neither a messiah nor a moralist nor really a revolutionary but a pragmatist to the core, a shrewd balancer of honor and interests. He is, to use a word unhappily fallen into disrepute, a politician, though one distinguished from lesser practitioners of his calling mainly by his unwavering faith in his ultimate objective, ending white minority rule" (New York Times).

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