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Mandela's Way - Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage

Richard Stengel

A compact, profoundly inspiring book that captures the spirit of Nelson Mandela, distilling the South African leader's wisdom into 15 vital life lessons We long for heroes and have too few. Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013 at the age of ninety-five, is the closest thing the world has to a secular saint. He liber­ated a country from a system of violent prejudice and helped unite oppressor and oppressed in a way that had never been done before. Now Richard Stengel, the editor of Time maga­zine, has distilled countless hours of intimate conver­sation with Mandela into fifteen essential life lessons. For nearly three years, including the critical period when Mandela moved South Africa toward the first democratic elections in its history, Stengel collaborated with Mandela on his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, and traveled with him everywhere. Eating with him, watching him campaign, hearing him think out loud, Stengel came to know all the different sides of this complex man and became a cherished friend and colleague. In Mandela's Way, Stengel recounts the moments in which "the grandfather of South Africa" was tested and shares the wisdom he learned: why courage is more than the absence of fear, why we should keep our rivals close, why the answer is not always either/or but often "both," how important it is for each of us to find something away from the world that gives us pleasure and satisfaction-our own garden. Woven into these life lessons are remarkable stories-of Mandela's child­hood as the protégé of a tribal king, of his early days as a freedom fighter, of the twenty-seven-year imprison­ment that could not break him, and of his fulfilling remarriage at the age of eighty. This uplifting book captures the spirit of this extraordinary man-warrior, martyr, husband, statesman, and moral leader-and spurs us to look within ourselves, reconsider the things we take for granted, and contemplate the legacy we'll leave behind.

A compact, profoundly inspiring book that captures the spirit of Nelson Mandela, distilling the South African leader's wisdom into 15 vital life lessons We long for heroes and have too few. Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013 at the age of ninety-five, is the closest thing the world has to a secular saint. He liber­ated a country from a system of violent prejudice and helped unite oppressor and oppressed in a way that had never been done before. Now Richard Stengel, the editor of Time maga­zine, has distilled countless hours of intimate conver­sation with Mandela into fifteen essential life lessons. For nearly three years, including the critical period when Mandela moved South Africa toward the first democratic elections in its history, Stengel collaborated with Mandela on his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, and traveled with him everywhere. Eating with him, watching him campaign, hearing him think out loud, Stengel came to know all the different sides of this complex man and became a cherished friend and colleague. In Mandela's Way, Stengel recounts the moments in which "the grandfather of South Africa" was tested and shares the wisdom he learned: why courage is more than the absence of fear, why we should keep our rivals close, why the answer is not always either/or but often "both," how important it is for each of us to find something away from the world that gives us pleasure and satisfaction-our own garden. Woven into these life lessons are remarkable stories-of Mandela's child­hood as the protégé of a tribal king, of his early days as a freedom fighter, of the twenty-seven-year imprison­ment that could not break him, and of his fulfilling remarriage at the age of eighty. This uplifting book captures the spirit of this extraordinary man-warrior, martyr, husband, statesman, and moral leader-and spurs us to look within ourselves, reconsider the things we take for granted, and contemplate the legacy we'll leave behind.
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A compact, profoundly inspiring book that captures the spirit of Nelson Mandela, distilling the South African leader's wisdom into 15 vital life lessons We long for heroes and have too few. Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013 at the age of ninety-five, is the closest thing the world has to a secular saint. He liber­ated a country from a system of violent prejudice and helped unite oppressor and oppressed in a way that had never been done before. Now Richard Stengel, the editor of Time maga­zine, has distilled countless hours of intimate conver­sation with Mandela into fifteen essential life lessons. For nearly three years, including the critical period when Mandela moved South Africa toward the first democratic elections in its history, Stengel collaborated with Mandela on his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, and traveled with him everywhere. Eating with him, watching him campaign, hearing him think out loud, Stengel came to know all the different sides of this complex man and became a cherished friend and colleague. In Mandela's Way, Stengel recounts the moments in which "the grandfather of South Africa" was tested and shares the wisdom he learned: why courage is more than the absence of fear, why we should keep our rivals close, why the answer is not always either/or but often "both," how important it is for each of us to find something away from the world that gives us pleasure and satisfaction-our own garden. Woven into these life lessons are remarkable stories-of Mandela's child­hood as the protégé of a tribal king, of his early days as a freedom fighter, of the twenty-seven-year imprison­ment that could not break him, and of his fulfilling remarriage at the age of eighty. This uplifting book captures the spirit of this extraordinary man-warrior, martyr, husband, statesman, and moral leader-and spurs us to look within ourselves, reconsider the things we take for granted, and contemplate the legacy we'll leave behind.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:56


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:53


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:04


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:53


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:29


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:49


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:09


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:38


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:12


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:35


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:02


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:23


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:11


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:02