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Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa togetherAfter being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free electio. Nelson Mandela is my hero Rugby is my game I m from the South Wales valleys nuff said Simply the best book I ve read all year it was absolutely awesome Mandela s methods for disarming and charming everyone were inspirational this is the only inspirational book I ve read I can t get into that genre at all I ve just been chucked out without notice from a private group Back in Skinny Jeans on Goodreads where some members don t like non Americans non Republicans non Christians and perhaps non Whites and really wanted me to know their views I fit it into all those groups so did Mandela He would have disarmed them and made them think again he had a way of bringing out the most decent parts of even despicable people I don t have his charisma but following the lessons he developed transforming himself from an advocate of violence to one of reconcilliation I may become a better person Mao Zedong disarming and charming everyone were inspirational this is the only inspirational book I ve read I can t get into that genre at all I ve just been chucked out without notice from a private group Back in Skinny Jeans on Goodreads where some members The Monarchs Are Missing don t like non Americans non Republicans non Christians and perhaps non Whites and really wanted me to know their views I fit it into all those groups so Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding disarmed them and made them think again he had a way of bringing out the most Love is Blind decent parts of even Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia despicable people I Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch don t have his charisma but following the lessons he

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Engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup The string of wins that followed not only defied the odds but capped Mandela's miraculous effort to bring South Africans together again in a hard won enduring bon. Good if flawed account of Mandela s struggle to unify South Africa The author did a good job in showing how tenuous the country was during Mandela s term as president and Mandelas role in stabilizing a very dangerous period in history However there are just too many flaws in this book to thoroughly enjoy it First there is the formal and stiff writing style of the author It tends to be unfocused in describing the events Secondly while The author sincerely admires Mandela and there is much to be admired the adulation tends to be a bit heavy Third The Rugby part of the book doesn t really become important until the last uarter This is probably good since I know nothing about Rugby however I found it inspiring to read about how Mandela worked with his past enemies to unify a country In the scheme of things even this Rugby game seeedm to be a bit exaggerated in its importance This is a good example of the movie being better than the book El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro defied the odds but capped Mandela's miraculous effort to bring South Africans together again in a hard won enduring bon. Good if flawed account of Mandela s struggle to unify South Africa The author Fragonard Art and Eroticism did a good job in showing how tenuous the country was Mao Zedong during Mandela s term as president and Mandelas role in stabilizing a very The Monarchs Are Missing dangerous period in history However there are just too many flaws in this book to thoroughly enjoy it First there is the formal and stiff writing style of the author It tends to be unfocused in Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding doesn t really become important until the last uarter This is probably good since I know nothing about Rugby however I found it inspiring to read about how Mandela worked with his past enemies to unify a country In the scheme of things even this Rugby game seeedm to be a bit exaggerated in its importance This is a good example of the movie being better than the book

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N Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid His plan was ambitious if not far fetched use the national rugby team the Springboks long an embodiment of white supremacist rule to embody and. Fascinating I m a huge rugby fan and I have a strong interest in SA politics I ve read Mandela s autobiography but this was a close up on a short period of time with a different focus I ve seen the footage of the 1995 Rugby World Cup and I ve heard firsthand accounts of the way it brought the country together but this book gave me a new perspective on the attitudes pre Mandela It shows the vision that Mandela had of sport as a unifier the chances that he took and the dramatic changes that took place in the blink of an eye politically speaking I ll be interested to see if they capture half of the impact in the Morgan Freeman Matt Damon Clint Eastwood version that is coming out later this year If they re smart they ll incorporate documentary footage like van Sant did with Milk I m not sure there s any way to capture this emotion through staged scenes


10 thoughts on “Playing the Enemy Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

  1. says:

    Nelson Mandela is my hero Rugby is my game I'm from the South Wales valleys 'nuff said Simply the best book I've read all year it was absolutely awesome Mandela's methods for disarming and charming everyone were inspirational this is the only

  2. says:

    I'm not going to belabor the point here as I ususally doWe often act despite everyone's acknowledgement to the contrary as if our generation invented racism homosexuality godlessness greed gluttony and sometimes hate If we don't buy in to that common portrayal of who caued history's woes we sometimes still seem to see these things as ours to fix and take ownership where it's difficult to establish who is responsible for

  3. says:

    I had tears in my eyes remembering that incredible day in Johannesburg as if it were yesterday I remember during the rugby World Cup final that the streets were eerily silent as every South African sat rapt in front of their television hoping a

  4. says:

    Fascinating I'm a huge rugby fan and I have a strong interest in SA politics I've read Mandela's autobiography but this was a close up on a short period of time with a different focus I've seen the footage of the 1995 Rugby World Cup and I've heard firsthand accounts of the way it brought the country together but this book gave me a new perspective on the attitudes pre Mandela It shows the vision that Mandela had of sport as a

  5. says:

    1994 was a critical year for South Africa A president had been elected by almost two thirds of voters in the first truly democratic one person one vote elections the country had ever had Tensions were simmering just barely under the surface not infreuently erupting into violent neighborhood rallies bloody skirmishes and even assassination Many of the white Afrikaner minority were worried about reprisals from the black majority s

  6. says:

    Basically put Nelson Mandela is the MAN We tend to reduce people to symbols to say oh yeah him he's the guy that did this or she's the that girl or whatnot And that was basically the nature of my knowledge of Mandela a vague sense of his wisdom and love of freedom or somethingI don't know if this is the best book ever written about Mandela But reading it definitely has given me a fuller appreciation of a man I had once thought of only as

  7. says:

    Good if flawed account of Mandela's struggle to unify South Africa The author did a good job in showing how tenuous the country was during Mandela's term as president and Mandelas role in stabilizing a very dangerous period in history However there are just too many flaws in this book to thoroughly enjoy it First there i

  8. says:

    Invictus Out of the night that covers meBlack as the Pit from pole to poleI thank whatever gods may beFor my unconuerable soulIn the

  9. says:

    This book is both inspiring and boring If you want to know about how South Africa was able to avert THE civil war that all the experts proclaimed was inevitable then read this book If you want to know about rugby and the game then don't read this book This book is a paean to Nelson Mandela who was truly the right man at the right time in the right place Mandela makes Clinton and Reagan look like lightweights with his abi

  10. says:

    Carlin uotes Albert Camus as writing that 27 years in prison makes a man a killer or a weakling or a combination of both How then did Nelson Mandela who spent 27 years in a South African prison escape this fate and

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