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  • Published: 30 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448132706
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Nelson Mandela

Portrait of an Extraordinary Man




Inspirational wisdom from the late Nelson Mandela

Previously published as Mandela's Way

Written by the co-author of international bestseller Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela: Portrait of an Extraordinary Man presents fifteen powerful lessons on life and leadership based on the life and work of Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013), whose fight against apartheid in South Africa has become an enduring example of resistance against injustice and oppression. A recipient of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, Mandela is a man who truly changed the course of world history and is arguably the most inspirational figure of the past century.

Stengel spent almost three years with Mandela working on his bestselling autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, and through that process became a close friend. Written with the blessing of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, to which the author will donate a percentage of his royalties, Nelson Mandela: Portrait of an Extraordinary Man is an inspirational book of wisdom that will encourage people of all ages to look within themselves to improve their lives, to reconsider the things they take for granted, and to think about the legacy they leave behind.

  • Pub date: 30 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448132706
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Richard Stengel

Richard Stengel is the former editor of TIME. He collaborated with Nelson Mandela on his bestselling 1993 autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, and later served as coproducer of the 1996 Oscar-nominated documentary Mandela. He is also the author of January Sun: One Day, Three Lives, a South African Town. Stengel is married to Mary Pfaff and they have two sons.


Praise for Nelson Mandela

“If we are to accomplish anything in this world, it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievements of others. Richard Stengel is one of those people who readily grasps this idea ... He has shown remarkable insight into the many complex leadership challenges still facing the world today and all the individuals in it. Everyone can learn from it.”

Nelson Mandela

“A beautiful book - even better than A Long Walk to Freedom - and even more inspiring.”

Sir Richard Branson

“The most insightful explanation yet of what has become known as the "Mandela magic".”

Financial Times

“There is no man I admire more than Nelson Mandela. Rick Stengel's wise and moving book captures the Nelson Mandela I have been privileged to know ... I was inspired anew, and I know others will be too”

Bill Clinton


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