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Meine Waffe Ist Das Wort

Author : Nelson Mandela
ISBN : 9783641110536
Genre : Social Science
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Das Buch ist eine Sammlung der beeindruckendsten und historisch bedeutsamsten Zitate von Nelson Mandela. Die über 300 Zitate stammen exklusiv aus dem persönlichen Mandela-Archiv und wurden über 60 Jahre lang gesammelt. Ein inspirierendes, bewegendes Buch, das zum Nachdenken anregt. In den universellen und zutiefst persönlichen Zitaten erkennt man Mandelas Sinn für Humor, seine Einsamkeit und Verzweiflung, seine Gedanken und den zögernden Menschen, der keine andere Wahl hatte, als sich der Geschichte zu stellen. Ergänzt wird diese einzigartige Sammlung mit der großen Dankesrede Mandelas zur Verleihung des Friedensnobelpreises aus dem Jahr 1993.
Category: Social Science

Notes To The Future

Author : Nelson Mandela
ISBN : 9781451675412
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the heart and soul of visionary Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela, a collection of his most uplifting, time-honored quotes that have inspired our world and offer a path for peace. “The book that you hold in your hands is nothing short of a miracle.” —Desmond Tutu, from the Introduction The authorized record of Nelson Mandela’s most inspiring and historically important quotations Notes to the Future is the definitive book of quotations from one of the great leaders of our time. This collection—gathered from privileged access to Mandela’s vast personal archive of private papers, speeches, correspondence, and audio recordings— features more than three hundred quotations spanning more than sixty years, and includes his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. These inspirational quotations, organized into four sections—Struggle, Victory, Wisdom, and Future—are both universal and deeply personal. We see Mandela’s sense of humor, his loneliness and despair, his thoughts on fatherhood, and the reluctant leader who had no choice but to become the man history demanded. *** A good pen can also remind us of the happiest moments in our lives, bring noble ideas into our dens, our blood and our souls. It can turn tragedy into hope and victory. FROM A LETTER TO ZINDZI MANDELA, WRITTEN ON ROBBEN ISLAND, FEBRUARY 10, 1980
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Bleeding Continent

Author : Venatius Chukwudum Oforka
ISBN : 9781514429723
Genre : Political Science
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This book tells the story of the sorry state of Africa. Although it acknowledges how Europe especially initiated and has surreptitiously maintained the ongoing predation on and the impoverishment of Africa, its major attention is on Africa’s self-betrayal, how Africa’s political leaders and elites have contributed in the present predicament of Africa. Beginning from the dishonourably sadistic roles some of the kings, chiefs, and elites of Africa played during the slave trade era to the predatory systems of governance many of their political leaders adopted after decolonisation and have maintained to date, this book x-rays the internal factors that are also responsible for the poverty of Africa. The author argues passionately, consequently, that only Africa can help Africa, not foreign aid or any external intervention. He stresses that unless the cannibalistic system of governance in many African states are reformed and systems that can stimulate and sustain economic growth adopted, the disappearance of Africa is imminent.
Category: Political Science

I Am Prepared To Die

Author : Nelson Mandela
ISBN : UVA:X000541111
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Author : Robert Harris
ISBN : 0743293878
Genre : Fiction
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From the bestselling author of Fatherland and Pompeii, comes the first novel of a trilogy about the struggle for power in ancient Rome. In his “most accomplished work to date” (Los Angeles Times), master of historical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compelling life of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero. The re-creation of a vanished biography written by his household slave and righthand man, Tiro, Imperium follows Cicero’s extraordinary struggle to attain supreme power in Rome. On a cold November morning, Tiro opens the door to find a terrified, bedraggled stranger begging for help. Once a Sicilian aristocrat, the man was robbed by the corrupt Roman governor, Verres, who is now trying to convict him under false pretenses and sentence him to a violent death. The man claims that only the great senator Marcus Cicero, one of Rome’s most ambitious lawyers and spellbinding orators, can bring him justice in a crooked society manipulated by the villainous governor. But for Cicero, it is a chance to prove himself worthy of absolute power. What follows is one of the most gripping courtroom dramas in history, and the beginning of a quest for political glory by a man who fought his way to the top using only his voice—defeating the most daunting figures in Roman history.
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The Never King

Author : James Abbott
ISBN : 9781509803132
Genre : Fiction
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A new legend begins . . . Xavir Argentum is rotting in gaol. Sentenced to life in the squalor of Hell’s Keep, punishment for an atrocity he didn’t commit, the once legendary commander is all but forgotten. His elite band of warriors are dead – and the kingdom he was poised to inherit is oppressed by the tyrant who framed him. For half a decade now, Xavir has ruled nothing but a prison gang. Yet vengeance comes to those who wait. When a former spymaster infiltrates the Keep, bearing news of his old enemy’s treachery, plans are forged. A few are compelled to restore peace – an exiled queen, an outcast witch, and an unlikely alliance of rogues and heroes. But peace and vengeance make poor companions. And first, Xavir must make his escape . . .
Category: Fiction

Nelson Mandela S Favorite African Folktales

Author : Nelson Mandela
ISBN : 9780393052121
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents thirty-two favorite African folktales as selected by the Nobel Laureate, complemented by specially commissioned paintings, in a collection that includes the tales of Simba the Kenyan lion, Zulu tricksters, and the Khoi fable about how animals acquired their tails and horns. 60,000 first printing.
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Author : Jilliane Hoffman
ISBN : 0425200612
Genre : Fiction
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When C. J. Townsend, a distinguished female prosecutor, is confronted by the most dangerous predator she has ever encountered, she discovers that she must make a difficult choice between justice and retribution. Reprint.
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Words Are Weapons

Author : Philippe-Joseph Salazar
ISBN : 9780300223224
Genre : History
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The first book to offer a rigorous, sophisticated analysis of ISIS's rhetoric and why it is so persuasive ISIS wages war not only on the battlefield but also online and in the media. Through a close examination of the words and images ISIS uses, with particular attention to the "digital caliphate" on the web, Philippe-Joseph Salazar theorizes an aesthetic of ISIS and its self-presentation. As a philosopher and historian of ideas, well versed in both the Western and the Islamic traditions, Salazar posits an interpretation of Islam that places speech--the profession of faith--at the center of devotion and argues that evocation of the simple yet profound utterance of faith is what gives power to the rhetoric that ISIS and others employ. At the same time, Salazar contends that Western discourse has undergone a "rhetorical disarmament." To win the fight against ISIS and Islamic extremism, Western democracies, their media, politicians, and counterterrorism agencies must consider radically changing their approach to Islamic extremism.
Category: History


Author : Diana Gabaldon
ISBN : 9780385674676
Genre : Fiction
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Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction