"I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb": First Edition of Long Walk To Freedom; Signed and dated by Nelson Mandela

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

Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela.

$4,500.00

Item Number: 55043

Boston: Little Brown, 1994.

First American edition of the autobiography of one of the greatest moral leaders of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with photographs. Signed by the author, “Nelson Mandela 12.5.05” on the title page. It was signed in New York City by Mandela during a visit upon receipt of an honorary doctorate from Amherst College. Fine in a 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). Long Walk To Freedom won the Alan Paton Award in 1995. It was adapted into a film titled Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom directed by Justin Chadwick, written by William Nicholson, and produced by Anant Singh, starring Idris Elba.

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