Top 3 books recommended by Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his dedication to the fight against racial inequality and the promotion of democracy and human rights. He is remembered for his activism and leadership in the struggle against racial oppression.
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In Burger’s Daughter, Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer uses a coming-of-age story to explore the complicated political circumstances of modern South Africa. Rosa Burger is a white South African woman in her early twenties trying to uphold... Read more
I read all the unbanned novels of [this author] and learned a great deal about the white liberal sensibility
A Prussian soldier and writer, Clausewitz is said to have distilled Napoleon into theory. Perhaps best known among his numerous pronouncements is that war is a continuation of politics by other means. His theories and observations in this work have... Read more
[The author's] central thesis, that war was a continuation of diplomacy by other means, dovetailed with my own instincts.
To mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the stirring climax to Nigel Hamilton’s three-part saga of FDR at war-proof that he was WWII’s key strategist, even on his deathbed. Nigel Hamilton’s celebrated trilogy culminates with a story... Read more
One book that I returned to many times.