An Authorized Biography

Publisher Knopf
Year 1999
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 672
Binding Hardcover
Condition Fine
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Knopf, 1999. FIRST EDITION stated. Near mint condition, original dust jacket not price clipped excellent condition. Brown spine with bright silver title and white designer paper over boards. List of Illustrations. Map: Apartheid South Africa. Introduction. Prologue: The Last Hero. End Notes. Bibliography. Index. The life and times of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela--the first President of South Africa to be elected in democratic elections and the prominent anti-apartheid activist who, during his 27-year imprisonment, was involved in underground armed resistance and the 1993 Nobel Prize laureate. It is hard to believe that there will ever be a better biography of Mandela than Sampson's. Extraordinary. 672 pages.