Mandela: The Last Great Statesman
With the death of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost one of its great visionaries, a leader whose influence extends to every corner of the Earth, and whose legacy is scattered in the souls of the millions inspired by his example. To celebrate his life, Star Dispatches releases this special commemorative issue, which includes the Star’s best journalism about Mandela, from award-winning reporters such as Oakland Ross, Bill Schiller and Rosie DiManno. A dozen pieces include Mandela’s seminal statement from the prisoner dock at the opening of his trial in 1964, immediate reportage and standout pieces from the archives: a soaring obituary, indelible first meetings and an eyewitness account of his 1990 release from prison. Mandela: The Last Great Statesman is an important, and inspirational, read.
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