Anatomy of a Miracle: The End of Apartheid and the Birth of the New South Africa
by Patti Waldmeir
Rutgers University Press, 1998
eISBN: 978-0-8135-6762-4 | Paper: 978-0-8135-2582-2
Library of Congress Classification DT1967.W35 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 968.064

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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