Anatomy of A Miracle

Anatomy of A Miracle

The End of Apartheid and the Birth of the New South Africa

Book - 1997
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Rutgers University Press
The late 1980s were a dismal time inside South Africa. Mandela's African National Congress was banned. Thousands of ANC supporters were jailed without charge. Government hit squads assassinated and terrorized opponents of white rule. Ordinary South Africans, black and white, lived in a perpetual state of dread. Journalist Patti Waldmeir evokes this era of uncertainty in Anatomy of a Miracle, her comprehensive new book about the stunning and-historically speaking-swift tranformation of South Africa from white minority oligarchy to black-ruled democracy. Much that Waldmeir documents in this carefully researched and elegantly written book has been well reported in the press and in previous books. But what distinguishes her work is a reporter's attention to detail and a historian's sense of sweep and relevance. . . .Waldmeir has written a deeply reasoned book, but one that also acknowledges the power of human will and the tug of shared destiny."-Philadelphia Inquirer


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Journalist Patti Waldmeir chronicles South Africa's political transformation from white minority oligarchy to black-ruled democracy. Includes historical background and analysis of future prospects. Originally published in 1997 by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780813525822
9780393039979
0393039978
Characteristics: xvi, 303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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