On June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela, along with numerous political detainees, was sentenced to life imprisonment in what remains the most sensational treason trial in the history of South ... See full summary »
This is an interesting but glossy bio, with great music and some peculiar details. Mandela himself, describing the teenage group circumcision rites, made my hair stand on end. It also describes how his marriages were splintered by his political pursuits. But overall it's a little too feel-good to be extremely valuable. If you don't know his story, watch this to see how a strong ego tempered with gentility can save a stressed-out country.
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