Playing the Enemy

Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
Product Number: EB00385476
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781440634246
Publisher: Penguin Books
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The inspiration for the film INVICTUS, starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman. 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.

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Author(s): John Carlin
Original Publish Date: Aug 14, 2008

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Author(s): John Carlin
Narrator(s): Gideon Emery
Genre: History, Sports
Product Number C4730
Released: Nov 11, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436150811
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Author(s): John Carlin
Narrator(s): Gideon Emery
Genre: History, Sports
Product Number Z0651
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781456108441

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