Author(s): Rod Green
"A fully illustrated life story of Nelson Mandela with a unique collection of photographs from throughout his life. There can't be many people who have never heard of Nelson Mandela. He has become a household name, a name respected by people everywhere. Nelson Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela came from what most people would regard a poor background, yet his family were aristocrats among the Xhosa people of the Transkei in South Africa. From the time he was a boy he was destined, as he father before him had been, to become an adviser at the court of the Xhosa king, but no one could have predicted that young Rolihlahla would one day become an outlaw known as 'The Black Pimpernel' or a statesman of international standing - President Mandela.