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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 together.

After being released from prison and winning South Africa’s first free election, 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 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 bond.

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Soon to be a major motion picture, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman, "Invictus" tells the story of Nelson Mandela's ambitious plan to use South Africa's national rugby team to engage the still deeply divided country.

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Soon to be a major motion picture from Academy Award(r)--winning director Clint Eastwood, starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman.

After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, 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 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 in a hard-won, enduring bond.

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John Carlin is senior international writer for El País, the world’s leading Spanish language newspaper, and was previously the U.S. bureau chief for The Independent on Sunday. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Wired, Spin, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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ISBN:
9780143117155
Author:
Carlin, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Carlin, John
Subject:
Africa - South - Republic of South Africa
Subject:
Rugby
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mandela, Nelson
Subject:
Springboks (Rugby team)
Subject:
South Africa
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page b/w photo insert
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.42x5.54x.66 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Soon to be a major motion picture, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman, "Invictus" tells the story of Nelson Mandela's ambitious plan to use South Africa's national rugby team to engage the still deeply divided country.
"Synopsis" by , Soon to be a major motion picture from Academy Award(r)--winning director Clint Eastwood, starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman.

After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, 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 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 in a hard-won, enduring bond.

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