First Edition of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait; Signed by Nelson Mandela and Editor Mac Maharaj

  • Mandela: The Authorized Portrait.

Mandela: The Authorized Portrait.


Item Number: 3958

Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2003.

First edition of this illustrated biographic portrait of Mandela. Quarto, original boards, illustrated throughout. Signed and dated by Nelson Mandela on the title page. Additionally signed by Mac Maharaj, who served as editor of this volume. Foreword by Bill Clinton. Introduction by Desmond Tutu. Edited by Mac Maharaj and Ahmed Kathrada. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed.

Mandela: The Authorized Portrait is told by those whose very lives he has touched. Drawing on 60 original and extensive interviews with family members, close friends, colleagues, and many of the world's leading figures in politics and entertainment, Mandela: The Authorized Portrait tells the inspirational story of an incredible man-from his birth and early childhood in rural South Africa and his involvement with and eventual leadership of the African National Congress through his 27-year imprisonment and eventual emergence as one of the world's notable leaders and most active agents for change. This richly designed portrait features a foreword by former U.S. president Bill Clinton and an introduction by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It is illustrated with 250 images and features material taken from private collections as well as the Nelson Mandela Foundation archive-some of it published here for the first time. "What makes Mandela so special is that he's a real human being. . . . He's got a real life. And the fact that he is so flesh-and-blood real makes his greatness and his sacrifice and his wisdom and his courage in the face of all that has happened to him even more remarkable" (Bill Clinton).

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