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  • MANDELA: MY PRISONER, MY FRIEND. by Brand, Christo with Barbara Jones.
    Brand, Christo with Barbara Jones.
    MANDELA: MY PRISONER, MY FRIEND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2014). First edition - A highly praised account by a South African who served as Nelson Mandela's prison guard for 12 years, primarily on Robben Island. Among the comments: A story of the most astonishing, unlikely friendship. A must-read. (Mail on Sunday);" "a vivid picture of prison life in South Africa at the time.... [An] extraordinary book. (Publishers Weekly) and A perfect example of how it is possible for love to triumph over everything, for respect to triumph over everything. (Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela.) 272 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (toning to edges of textblock, spot on bottom edge, appears unread).

    Book ID: 88816
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  • Daniel, Yuli (1925-1988.)
    PRISON POEMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: J. Philip O'Hara, Inc., (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 21 poems written while Daniel was in prison and on trial in Moscow (the trial of Daniel and fellow writer Andrei Synavsky is considered by some as the birth of the modern Soviet dissident movement.). Bilingual edition with the original Russian and English translations by David Burg and Arthur Boyars. 75 pp. ISBN: 0-879555017.

    Condition: Very near fine in very good minus dust jacket (some rubbing and edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 54619
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  • LINE OF COMMUNICATIONS. by Garner, Sondra.
    Garner, Sondra.
    LINE OF COMMUNICATIONS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Los Angeles: MFM Publishing, (2018). SIGNED first edition - The story of events in 1963 which were kept from the American public. Turkey was at war politically with Cyprus at the time of the author's husbands deployment, and the Turkish government was trying to force the United States to support the their invasion of Cyprus. As a means to gain leverage against the United States, the Turkish Government arrested three American military men on trumped-up charges and held them as political prisoners. Sondra Garner and their small children had joined her husband in Turkey and this is the story of her attempts to secure his release - and prevent his death. SIGNED by the author inside the front cover with the word "Hugs." 244 pp. ISBN: 978-1731155832.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 88970
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  • Keane, John.
    VACLAV HAVEL: A Political Tragedy in Six Acts

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Basic Books (Perseus), (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Havel is one of the 20th century's great playwrights, dissidents, and champion of democracy - along with Nelson Mandela he navigated the gulf between political prisoner and President of his country. This authorized biography, based on unrestricted access to Havel, his friends and even his enemies, is the first definitive account of this Czech leader. Photographs, guide to pronunciation, index. 535 pp. ISBN: 0-465-037194.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34867
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  • HIGHER THAN HOPE: The Authorized Biography of Nelson Mandela. by Meer, Fatima.
    Meer, Fatima.
    HIGHER THAN HOPE: The Authorized Biography of Nelson Mandela.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A dramatic and intimate portrait of the "most important political prisoner of our time" by a woman who is both a sociologist and a friend of Mandela and who was also imprisoned for her anti-apartheid activities. List of Mandela milestones. 427 pp plus a family tree. ISBN: 0-06-0161469.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53049
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  • HIGHER THAN HOPE: The Authorized Biography of Nelson Mandela. by Meer, Fatima.
    Meer, Fatima.
    HIGHER THAN HOPE: The Authorized Biography of Nelson Mandela.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A dramatic and intimate portrait of the "most important political prisoner of our time" by a woman who is both a sociologist and a friend of Mandela and who was also imprisoned for her anti-apartheid activities. List of Mandela milestones. 427 pp plus a family tree. ISBN: 0-06-0161469.

    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (crease on front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 59030
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  • AND NIGHT FELL: Memoirs of a Political Prisoner in South Africa. by Pheto, Molefe.
    Pheto, Molefe.
    AND NIGHT FELL: Memoirs of a Political Prisoner in South Africa.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Allison & Busby, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - Memoir by a Soweto music teacher, active in the promotion of Black culture and in opposition to apartheid, of the 281 days he was held, without trial, as a political prisoner in South Africa (271 of these days in solitary confinement). 218 pp. ISBN: 0-850315247.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (a clean, tight copy, but with rather severe toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 72355
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