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Mandela : a critical life.

A new and highly revealing look at one of the most celebrated political figures of our times. Making a Messiah 5. Becoming a Notable 3. Mandela: A Critical Life @inproceedings{Lodge2006MandelaAC, title={Mandela: A Critical Life}, author={Tom Lodge}, year={2006} } Tom Lodge; Published 2006; Political Science; 1.

Get this from a library! Nelson Mandela's life has been too well documented, not least in his own comprehensive autobiography, for Lodge's consistently readable account to reveal many previously unknown anecdotes. Nelson Mandela is perhaps the world's most revered living political figure for his role in transforming South Africa into a true democracy.

And of human vulnerablilty, interwoven with the grand narrrative of liberation. In this illuminating bio, University of Limerick prof Drawing upon a range of original sources, Tom Lodge explores the making of a modern-day political hero, from Mandela's childhood years through to his role as a statesman in the construction of the new South Africa. Mandela: A Critical Life Review Number:€638 Publish date:€Monday, 31 December, 2007 Author:€Tom Lodge ISBN:€9780192805683 Date of Publication:€2006 Price:€£14.99 Pages:€293pp. Messianic Politics and the Transition to Democracy 9. Volunteer-in-Chief 4. Instead of trying to unearth new details, Lodge focuses on Mandela's roots and education in order to explain his subsequent approach to politics as leader of the African National Congress. [Tom Lodge] -- "Nelson Mandela, the first African politician to acquire a world following, remains in the 21st century an iconic figure. But what are the sources of his almost mythic appeal?

Of traditional African values and global media savvy.

And as Lodge shows, Mandela's huge international appeal is a compelling and unusual cocktail. Leading from Prison 8. Mandela book. Of the sacred and the secular. His approach has produced a much shorter book, but one giving more direct access to relevant events without sometimes having to trawl through coverage of fringe activities. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Prisoner 466/64 7. Mandela A Critical Life Tom Lodge. Lodge's ‘life’ is different from the others of Mandela that I have read, providing a thorough examination of how Mandela's character developed and how this determined the political decisions that he took.