About the Book

Mandela

Mandela

A Biography
March 2011
Trade Paperback · 688 Pages
$21.99 U.S. · $25.50 CAN · €15.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781586489519
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"It provides new perspective and insights into the man and his times… . [Meredith] is particularly good in recounting the parallel rise and inevitable clash of white Afrikaner and black African nationalism in this century . …" —The Washington Post

"Meredith paints an insider's canvas of recent South African history as well as an epic tale of a freedom fighter." —San Francisco Chronicle

"[R]evealing insights, particularly into the contrast between the disciplined Mandela who emerged from prison and the impetuous figure of the late 1940's and early 1950's." —The New York Times Book Review

"Meredith carefully avoids adulation while tracing the course of Mandela's remarkable career… . [He] skillfully depicts Mandela's complex relationships with the close circle of white Communists who supported the African National Congress [and] writes vividly but unsentimentally about the tribulations and betrayals that racked Mandela's family."—The Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer, and historian who has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. He is the author of many books including The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence; Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe, and Mandela: A Biography. He lives near Oxford, England.