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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (574 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nelson Mandela Narrator: John Kan Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nelson Mandela is widely considered to be one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of taking pen to paper to record thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has bestowed his entire extant personal papers which offer an unprecedented insight into his remarkable life. A singular international publishing event, Conversations with Myself draws on Mandela's personal archive of never-before-seen materials to offer unique access to the private world of an incomparable world leader. Journals kept on the run during the anti-apartheid struggle of the early 1960s; diaries and draft letters written in Robben Island and other South African prisons during his 27 years of incarceration; notebooks from the post-apartheid transition; private recorded conversations; speeches and correspondence written during his presidency - a historic collection of documents archived at the Nelson Mandela Foundation is brought together into a sweeping narrative of great immediacy and stunning power. An intimate journey from Mandela's first stirrings of political consciousness to his galvanizing role on the world stage, Conversations with Myself illuminates a heroic life forged on the front lines of the struggle for freedom and justice. While other books have recounted Mandela's life from the vantage of the present, Conversations with Myself allows for the first time unhindered insight into the human side of the icon.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sergio Venicius | 2/12/2014

    " Lots of lessons about leadership and self knowledge. Excelent book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susie | 2/11/2014

    " I enjoyed reading Mandela's own words and thoughts on the events of his life. I have always admired him and I really enjoyed this book. It certainly helps in reading this if you have some knowledge of the chronology of his life going in - this is a collection of his writings, so not much background or chronology is provided. Still, it was really interesting reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Stephanie Hill Alexander | 2/2/2014

    " I was excited when my book club chose this as a 2011 book read. However, it was worse than having a tooth pulled without pain killers when you're afraid of the dentist. I spent a month trying to read the book and couldn't finish a letter per day; my focus was all over the place trying to keep up with all the names. I couldn't get into the many letters that didn't really follow a logical order or that gave me a summary before the actual letter. I could have read the summary and been ok. His life and what he accomplished would have kept me more interested than the rambling style that was presented in the book. This is just my opinion but I hated that I didn't enjoy such an important piece by such an extraordinary man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine | 2/1/2014

    " I agree with a previous review of this book, in that it might be helpful to read his autobiography before reading this book. What an inspirational person whose goal/mission for everyone in South Africa was equal rights and treatment. Many of todays politicans could learn a few things from him in terms of how to get along with others who may not share the same opinion. "

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Author Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela became the first freely elected president of South Africa in 1994. He gained popularity while in prison for being a prominent member of the African National Congress and became a leading figure in the antiapartheid movement. He is the author of numerous works, including the New York Times bestseller Conversations with Myself, as well as his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. Mandela has received many accolades and awards worldwide, most notably the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former president George W. Bush.