Tree Shaker: The Story of Nelson Mandela by Bill Keller


Tree Shaker: The Story of Nelson Mandela by Bill Keller

He was a child of royalty, born and raised to defend tradition. But his African name - Rolihlahla, meaning 'tree shaker' - hinted at a very different future. Nelson Mandela would spend most of his life shaking his country to its roots. This newly updated edition of New York Times veteran Bill Keller's moving biography looks back on Mandela's life, offering a clear-eyed view of his legacy and bringing his remarkable story to a new generation of readers.

About the Author

Bill Keller has worked at The New York Times for more than twenty years, serving as executive editor, domestic correspondent, foreign correspondent, foreign editor, managing editor, and op-ed columnist. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Soviet Union in 1989 and was chief of the Johannesburg bureau from 1992 to 1995, witnessing firsthand the remarkable events that led to the first free election in South Africa. He lives in New York.

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128 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Publication date

20th December 2013



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