Invictus

Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
Product Number: EB00389602
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101159927
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament-the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together. After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid. His plan was ambitious if not far-fetched: use the national rugby team, the Springboks-long an embodiment of white-supremacist rule-to embody and engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup. The string of wins that followed not only defied the odds, but capped Mandela's miraculous effort to bring South Africans together again in a hard-won, enduring bond. Watch a Video

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Author(s): John Carlin
Original Publish Date: Nov 18, 2009

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Author(s): John Carlin
Narrator(s): Gideon Emery
Genre: History, Sports
Product Number Z14981
Released: Jan 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980024569

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