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The Resource Desmond Tutu : a biography, Steven D. Gish

Desmond Tutu : a biography, Steven D. Gish

Label
Desmond Tutu : a biography
Title
Desmond Tutu
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Steven D. Gish
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
History will remember Desmond Tutu, who has been called South Africa's Martin Luther King, Jr., as a great leader in the struggle against apartheid. In this new biography, which includes original quotations from the author's interviews with Tutu, readers will follow the steady progress of a boy and man who has held an irrepressible faith in humankind and his God. They will learn about his family, schooling, important mentors, and extraordinary career trajectory in South Africa and abroad. Now retired, Tutu's accomplishments and contributions to the world can be fully appreciated. This new biography of the extraordinary Nobel Peace Prize recipient spans into his active retirement. The clear explanation of the policy of Apartheid, how it affected Tutu and his family, and how he helped to bring it crashing down will affect and inform students as no history alone can
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 283/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX5700.6.Z8
LC item number
T8737 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Greenwood biographies
Label
Desmond Tutu : a biography, Steven D. Gish
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-174) and index
Contents
Beginnings -- Youth -- Teaching in a land of apartheid -- Entering the priesthood -- Relocating to Britain -- Return to southern Africa -- Second stay in Britain -- New challenges in southern Africa -- General secretary of the South African Council of Churches -- Rising international profile -- Bishop of Johannesburg -- Archbishop of Cape Town -- Witnessing the birth of a new South Africa -- Truth and reconciliation -- Too busy to retire
Control code
ocm55208501
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 178 p.
Isbn
9780313361722
Lccn
2004011313
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)55208501
Label
Desmond Tutu : a biography, Steven D. Gish
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-174) and index
Contents
Beginnings -- Youth -- Teaching in a land of apartheid -- Entering the priesthood -- Relocating to Britain -- Return to southern Africa -- Second stay in Britain -- New challenges in southern Africa -- General secretary of the South African Council of Churches -- Rising international profile -- Bishop of Johannesburg -- Archbishop of Cape Town -- Witnessing the birth of a new South Africa -- Truth and reconciliation -- Too busy to retire
Control code
ocm55208501
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 178 p.
Isbn
9780313361722
Lccn
2004011313
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)55208501

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