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Mandela and the General #1

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Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid hero and first leader of the new South Africa, is an international symbol of the power of a popular movement to fight structural racism. But that nonviolent struggle for equality very nearly spiraled into an all-out race war. As the first post-apartheid elections approach in 1994, with South African blacks poised to take power, the nation's whites fear reprisal. White nationalist militias stand ready to fight to the death to defend their cause. They need someone who can lead and unite them. That man is General Constand Viljoen, former chief of apartheid South Africa's military. Mandela knows that he can't av more

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    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Nov 10, 2018

    Many people are aware of the overall activities that lead to South Africa leaving behind apartheid, but to learn in greater depth about the process, and from the opposite side no less, is fascinating. In today's political climate, Mandela and the General also serves to remind us that it is far better to sit and talk with our opponent, to remove fears and to work together to find the peace that benefits all. It also shows that even the hardest of opponents can see reason, if they are just willing to listen. Mandela and the General isn't just a great book for the individual, it would serve as an exceptional book to have in every library and on the school curriculum. Read Full Review

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