Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | July 29, 2015

    Edward Carey: IMG 10 Best Books by Writer-Illustrators



    As a child who loved books I was fascinated by the illustrations just as much as the text. The same is true for me today, and I'm happy to be among... Continue »
    1. $11.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Foulsham (Iremonger Series #2)

      Edward Carey 9781468309546

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Africa- South Africa

Anatomy of a Miracle: The End of Apartheid and the Birth of the New South Africa

by

Anatomy of a Miracle: The End of Apartheid and the Birth of the New South Africa Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Synopsis:

The peaceful birth of black majority rule in South Africa was a transcendent moment. Many South Africans believe this negotiated revolution to be a miracle: at the very least it was a feat of political magic. One false step along the way could have ignited the race war that had been widely predicted as South Africa's destiny. Patti Waldmeir's colorful and incisive narrative begins with the birth of apartheid itself, and traces the very human drama that brought about its demise. It is the story of a grand seduction, a study in the psychology of capitulation, which ends with the inauguration of the world's most famous prisoner as president of a new country, and the creation of a new, rainbow nation. The author was present at nearly every critical moment during the endgame of apartheid, and we see all the principal actors - Nelson Mandela, F. W. de Klerk, Chief Buthelezi, and the militants of the extreme right - through the eyes of a journalist who knows them personally. She captures the good sense and the violence of these times, and illuminates the forces of history, economics, demographics, and morality that shaped the human drama. Few journalists have known South Africa so long or so well as Patti Waldmeir. This book draws on her conversations with presidents past and present and on her eyewitness accounts of township violence, guerrilla actions, and brutal "necklaces". She reports from inside a political process without precedent, in which both blacks and whites have achieved their liberation.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-294) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393039979
Subtitle:
The End of Apartheid and the Birth of the New South Africa
Author:
Waldmeir, Patti
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
South Africa
Subject:
South Africa Race relations.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Africa - South Africa
Subject:
Africa - South - South Africa
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
March 1997
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
303
Dimensions:
9.47x6.39x1.17 in. 1.34 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic... New Trade Paper $75.50
  2. Tropical Gangsters: One Man's... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  3. The China Circle: Economics and... New Trade Paper $26.95
  4. Long Walk to Freedom: The...
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  5. The River Congo :the discovery,... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  6. The Emperor Used Trade Paper $8.00

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Africa » South Africa

Anatomy of a Miracle: The End of Apartheid and the Birth of the New South Africa Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.95 In Stock
Product details 303 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393039979 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The peaceful birth of black majority rule in South Africa was a transcendent moment. Many South Africans believe this negotiated revolution to be a miracle: at the very least it was a feat of political magic. One false step along the way could have ignited the race war that had been widely predicted as South Africa's destiny. Patti Waldmeir's colorful and incisive narrative begins with the birth of apartheid itself, and traces the very human drama that brought about its demise. It is the story of a grand seduction, a study in the psychology of capitulation, which ends with the inauguration of the world's most famous prisoner as president of a new country, and the creation of a new, rainbow nation. The author was present at nearly every critical moment during the endgame of apartheid, and we see all the principal actors - Nelson Mandela, F. W. de Klerk, Chief Buthelezi, and the militants of the extreme right - through the eyes of a journalist who knows them personally. She captures the good sense and the violence of these times, and illuminates the forces of history, economics, demographics, and morality that shaped the human drama. Few journalists have known South Africa so long or so well as Patti Waldmeir. This book draws on her conversations with presidents past and present and on her eyewitness accounts of township violence, guerrilla actions, and brutal "necklaces". She reports from inside a political process without precedent, in which both blacks and whites have achieved their liberation.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.