Nelson Mandela

Portrait of an Extraordinary Man

Author: Richard Stengel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448132703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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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.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Dare Not Linger - Wage nicht zu zögern

Die Präsidentenjahre. Autorisierte Biografie

Author: Nelson Mandela,Mandla Langa

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732529339

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 536

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Als Nelson Mandela im Dezember 2013 starb, weinte nicht allein Südafrika. Die ganze Welt trauerte um den Mann, der seine ganze Kraft eingesetzt hatte, um eine stabile Demokratie aufzubauen. Über die Jahre bis zum Beginn seiner Präsidentschaft legte Mandela in seiner viel beachteten Autobiografie Zeugnis ab. Der Traum von einer neuen Gesellschaft war da noch lange nicht verwirklicht. Seinen Wunsch, auch über die entscheidenden Folgejahre zu schreiben, konnte Mandela sich jedoch nur teilweise erfüllen. Erst jetzt öffnet sich dank seiner Witwe und der Mandela Foundation der Zugang zu seinen außergewöhnlichen Präsidentschaftsjahren, ein unverstellter Einblick in Mandelas Wesen: seine bemerkenswerte Führungsstärke in der Wendezeit, seinen Pragmatismus, seine unverrückbaren Überzeugungen, sein unbeirrtes Streben nach dem Möglichen, seine persönlichen Kämpfe, seine Werte, Schwächen, Ängste und Triumphe, seine Enttäuschungen.

Mandela's Way

Lessons in Life

Author: Richard Stengel

Publisher: Virgin Publishing

ISBN: 9781905264773

Category: Anti-apartheid movements

Page: 256

View: 4165

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Written by the co-author of the international bestseller Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela's Way presents fifteen powerful lessons on life and leadership based on the life and work of Nelson Mandela, 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. The result of many hours of discussion between the author Richard Stengel and Mandela, Mandela's Way features a series of essential lessons, such as 'Nothing is black and white' and 'Courage is not the absence of fear - it's inspiring others to move beyond it.' Stengel spent two years with Mandela working on his bestselling autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, and through that process became a cherished friend. Mandela is godfather to his two sons and introduced him to his wife. Written with the blessing of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, to whom the author will donate a percentage of his royalties, Mandela's Way 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.

Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

Nelson Mandelas persönliche Assistentin erzählt

Author: Zelda la Grange

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641155460

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 2953

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Ein einzigartiger Blick auf den wahren Nelson Mandela. Zelda la Grange war fast zwanzig Jahre lang die persönliche Assistentin von Nelson Mandela. Eine junge weiße Frau, geprägt von der rassistischen Politik des südafrikanischen Apartheidregime. Die zunächst als Sekretärin für Mandela arbeitete und schließlich zu einer der engsten Vertrauten jenes Mannes wurde, der ihr jahrzehntelang als Feindbild gegolten hatte. Aus der Schreibkraft wurde eine Frau, die mit Nelson Mandela um die Welt reiste, bei Treffen mit Bill Clinton, Johannes Paul II, Yassir Arafat, Morgan Freeman und Gaddafi dabei war und die ihn bis zu seinem Tod begleitete. Und die wie keine andere den wahren Nelson Mandela kennenlernte. Jene außergewöhnliche Persönlichkeit, die niemanden unbeeindruckt ließ und zugleich überraschend humorvoll war. Eine Hommage an Mandelas inspirierendes Vermächtnis und ein Aufruf, dass es nie zu spät ist, ein besserer Mensch zu werden.

BECOMING

Meine Geschichte

Author: Michelle Obama

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641227321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Die kraftvolle und inspirierende Autobiografie der ehemaligen First Lady der USA Michelle Obama ist eine der überzeugendsten und beeindruckendsten Frauen der Gegenwart. Als erste afro-amerikanische First Lady der USA trug sie maßgeblich dazu bei, das gastfreundlichste und offenste Weiße Haus zu schaffen, das es je gab. Sie wurde zu einer energischen Fürsprecherin für die Rechte von Frauen und Mädchen in der ganzen Welt, setzte sich für einen dringend notwendigen gesellschaftlichen Wandel hin zu einem gesünderen und aktiveren Leben ein und stärkte außerdem ihrem Ehemann den Rücken, während dieser die USA durch einige der schmerzlichsten Momente des Landes führte. Ganz nebenbei zeigte sie uns noch ein paar lässige Dance-Moves, glänzte beim „Carpool Karaoke“ und schaffte es obendrein auch, zwei bodenständige Töchter zu erziehen – mitten im gnadenlosen Blitzlichtgewitter der Medien. In diesem Buch erzählt sie nun erstmals ihre Geschichte – in ihren eigenen Worten und auf ihre ganz eigene Art. Sie nimmt uns mit in ihre Welt und berichtet von all den Erfahrungen, die sie zu der starken Frau gemacht haben, die sie heute ist. Warmherzig, weise und unverblümt erzählt sie von ihrer Kindheit an der Chicagoer South Side, von den Jahren als Anwältin und leitende Angestellte, von der nicht immer einfachen Zeit als berufstätige Mutter sowie von ihrem Leben an Baracks Seite und dem Leben ihrer Familie im Weißen Haus. Gnadenlos ehrlich und voller Esprit schreibt sie sowohl über große Erfolge als auch über bittere Enttäuschungen, den privaten wie den öffentlichen. Dieses Buch ist mehr als eine Autobiografie. Es enthält die ungewöhnlich intimen Erinnerungen einer Frau mit Herz und Substanz, deren Geschichte uns zeigt, wie wichtig es ist, seiner eigenen Stimme zu folgen.

Rückkehr zur Liebe

Harmonie, Lebenssinn und Glück durch "Ein Kurs in Wundern"

Author: Marianne Williamson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641112001

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 3393

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Mit Herz und Einfühlsamkeit interpretiert die amerikanische Bestsellerautorin die Weisheit des spirituellen Grundlagenwerkes „Ein Kurs in Wundern“. Sie macht mit Hilfe eines Selbstheilungsprogramms verständlich, was es heißt, auch dann immer wieder zur Einheit und Liebe zurückzukehren, wenn wir in unseren Beziehungen in Konflikte geraten oder in einer schweren Lebenskrise stecken.

Leadership in Postcolonial Africa

Trends Transformed by Independence

Author: B. Jallow

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137478128

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

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Leadership in Post-Colonial Africa examines the leadership concepts and lessons that emerged during and after the attainment of independence with insightful studies of Africa's first female presidents, gangster elitism, Nelson Mandela, and beyond.

Mandela

Mein Gefangener, mein Freund

Author: Christo Brand,Barbara Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783701733392

Category:

Page: 288

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Meine afrikanischen Lieblingsmärchen

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406518621

Category: Children's stories, German

Page: 183

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A collection of traditional stories from different parts of Africa, featuring varied characters and themes--some familiar, some newer.

Eiserne Zeit

Roman

Author: John M. Coetzee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596155057

Category:

Page: 239

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'Eiserne Zeit' ist ein großartiges und beunruhigendes Buch von erschütternder Menschlichkeit. J.M. Coetzee schildert darin die Schicksalsgemeinschaft einer alten Frau und eines Obdachlosen.

Nelson Mandela

Comparative Perspectives of his Significance for Education

Author: Crain Soudien

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463009086

Category: Education

Page: 6

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The death of Nelson Mandela, the great South African fighter for freedom, in December 2013 prompted several colleagues within the World Council of Comparative Education Societies community to come together to think about the significance of his life and his work for education. This book is the result of that coming together. The contributing authors reflect on what his life, the commitments he made and principally the values he took into the struggle for freedom in South Africa mean for education. The point of departure for the book is that of honouring the man. It begins with the argument that the values for which he stood, namely, the unconditional dignity of all human beings, respect for difference and principally his lifelong commitment to justice, have a special significance for how we as inhabitants of an increasingly connected and interdependent world conduct our personal lives, our relationships with one another and with the material and living space which surrounds us. It is an ecological approach. As the world moves into a twenty-first century where, paradoxically, we know so much and yet appear to understand so little, and so find ourselves struggling to create social lives in which all of us can feel respected, can offer respect to others and live lives free of fear and anxiety, the values for which he stood have specific relevance for how we do the important job of teaching and what we put into it. Mandela poses deeply provocative questions about the kinds of lives we seek for ourselves and for everybody else around us.

Nelson Mandela: Leading the Way

Author: Tamara Hollingsworth

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433383306

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Nelson Mandela helped create a new world for South Africa in his fight against apartheid. Readers will learn about Mandela's fight for peace and equality and how he used peaceful protests to make his way from a political prisoner to the first South African President of Africa in this nonfiction biography. Featuring colorful images, informational text, timelines, a glossary of terms, and an index, readers are sure to be inspired by Mandela's amazing life.

Nelson Mandela: A purpose Fulfilled

Mr. Mandela Explained

Author: Fomundam Eric Awandeh

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456780210

Category: Self-Help

Page: 116

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Nelson Mandela: A purpose Fulfilled Uniquely considers Mr. Mandela, not merely from a historical viewpoint, but in explaining him as a significant figure in history shows the reader how to benefit from his extraordinary life in his or her own respective vocations. Therefore, it paints Mandela as a source of inspiration, not just of historical interest, leaving the reader much more fulfilled, invigorated, and if he is really keen, inspired for greater self fulfillment.

Indigeneity, Globalization, and African Literature

Personally Speaking

Author: Tanure Ojaide

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137560037

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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Literature remains one of the few disciplines that reflect the experiences, sensibility, worldview, and living realities of its people. Contemporary African literature captures the African experience in history and politics in a multiplicity of ways. Politics itself has come to intersect and impact on most, if not all, aspects of the African reality. This relationship of literature with African people’s lives and condition forms the setting of this study. Tanure Ojaide’s Indigeneity, Globalization, and African Literature: Personally Speaking belongs with a well-established tradition of personal reflections on literature by African creative writer-critics. Ojaide’s contribution brings to the table the perspective of what is now recognized as a “second generation” writer, a poet, and a concerned citizen of Nigeria’s Niger Delta area.

Mandela

das autorisierte Porträt

Author: Mike Nicol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896605511

Category:

Page: 355

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Humanise

Why Human-Centred Leadership is the Key to the 21st Century

Author: Anthony Howard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730316653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Legendary leaders change the world by putting leadership at the service of humanity Humanise is a comprehensive look at human-centred leadership, providing insight and guidance for those who want to change the world. A deep examination of the concept of moral leadership, this book examines what it is, how it's acquired, and how it can be applied in business, government, and society. Readers will gain insight into predominant leadership styles exemplified in governments and organizations around the world, and discover the missing pieces that come together to more effectively guide people through challenges and transitions. With a focus on building a solid foundation, a strong moral compass, and deep empathy for others, this book shows you how to be a leader wherever you are, build your leadership capability, and make a positive impact on the world. We are facing a crisis of leadership. Where are the new Mandelas? What type of person is that? What are their qualities and attributes? Who will lead us into the future? Humanise is a book for people who want to be the very best version of themselves, the best leader they can be, and impact the world for good. Discover a different perspective on the leadership crisis throughout the world Create your own leadership foundation starting with your purpose and principles Turn your personal moral values into a leadership style that will benefit and inspire others Influence the individuals and world around you to become a part of the solution Following in the footsteps of Mandela and Ghandi, this book explains why great leadership is human-centred, and how you can become such a leader, no matter who you are or what position you are in. For those interested in picking up the torch and guiding the way, Humanise provides a roadmap to the version of you you've always wanted to be, and that the world needs you to be.

Earth-honoring Faith

Religious Ethics in a New Key

Author: Larry L. Rasmussen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986843

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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Grand Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Book Awards Thoughtful observers agree that the planetary crisis we now face-climate change; species extinction; the destruction of entire ecosystems; the urgent need for a more just economic-political order-is pushing human civilization to a radical turning point: change or perish. But precisely how to change remains an open question. In Earth-honoring Faith, Larry Rasmussen answers that question with a dramatically new way of thinking about human society, ethics, and the ongoing health of our planet. Rejecting the modern assumption that morality applies to human society alone, Rasmussen insists that we must derive a spiritual and ecological ethic that accounts for the well-being of all creation, as well as the primal elements upon which it depends: earth, air, fire, water, and sunlight. He argues that good science, necessary as it is, will not be enough to inspire fundamental change. We must draw on religious resources as well to make the difficult transition from an industrial-technological age obsessed with consumption to an ecological age that restores wise stewardship of all life. Earth-honoring Faith advocates an alliance of spirituality and ecology, in which the material requirements for planetary life are reconciled with deep traditions of spirituality across religions, traditions that include mysticism, sacramentalism, prophetic practices, asceticism, and the cultivation of wisdom. It is these shared spiritual practices that can produce a chorus of world faiths to counter the consumerism, utilitarianism, alienation, oppression, and folly that have pushed us to the brink. Written with passionate commitment and deep insight, Earth-honoring Faith reminds us that we must live in the present with the knowledge that the eyes of future generations will look back at us.