Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

  • Burger’s Daughter

    As a depiction of South Africa, this novel is more revealing than a thousand news dispatches as it tells the story of a young woman cast in the role of a young revolutionary, trying to uphold a heritage handed on by martyred parents while carving out a sense of one’s self.

  • July’s People

    For years, it had been what is called a ???deteriorating situation.??? Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family???liberal whites???are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refuge in his village. What happens to the Smaleses and to July???the shifts in character and relationships???gives us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites.,Nadine Gordimer was a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

  • On War

    Carl von Clausewitz’s , has been called, “not simply the greatest, but the only truly great book on war.” It is an extraordinary attempt to construct an all-embracing theory of how war works. Its coherence and ambition are unmatched by other military literature. , is full of sharp observation, biting irony, and memorable phrases, the most famous being, “War is a continuation of politics by other means.”

  • Red Star Over China

    The first Westerner to meet Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Communist leaders in 1936, Edgar Snow came away with the first authorized account of Mao???s life, as well as a history of the famous Long March and the men and women who were responsible for the Chinese revolution. Out of that experience came Red Star Over China, a classic work that remains one of the most important books ever written about the birth of the Communist movement in China. This edition includes extensive notes on military and political developments in China, further interviews with Mao Tse-tung, a chronology covering 125 years of Chinese revolution, and nearly a hundred detailed biographies of the men and women who were instrumental in making China what it is today.

  • The Collected Works

    Karl Marx wollte verstanden werden und schuf einpr??gsame S??tze wie ‘Proletarier aller L??nder, vereinigt euch!’. Dennoch war er kein Populist und ging den Fragen, die ihn bewegten, in sehr gr??ndlichen und scharfsinnigen Analysen nach. Kaum ein Denker pr??gte sein eigenes und das ihm folgende Jahrhundert so nachhaltig wie Marx in gemeinschaftlicher Arbeit mit Friedrich Engels. Der beste Weg zum Verst??ndnis ihres Wirkens f??hrt ??ber die Lekt??re der hier versammelten Originaltexte.

  • The Complete Works

    This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient book.

  • The Conservationist

    Mehring is rich. He has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer, but his possessions refuse to remain objects. His wife, son, and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly indifferent to his stewarsship; even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm.

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized???and sometimes outraged???millions of readers.,First published in 1939, Steinbeck???s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads???driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man???s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman???s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck???s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics.

  • The Revolt

    The ,, Dramatic Inside Story of the Irgun, is a book about the militant Zionist organization Irgun Zvai Leumi, by one of its principal leaders, Menachem Begin. In Israel, the organization is commonly called Etzel, based on its Hebrew acronym.,The book traces the development of the Irgun from its early days in the 1930s, through its years of violent struggle in the Palestine Mandate against both British rule (the “revolt” of the title) and Arab opposition, to the outbreak of the Israeli War of Independence in 1948. The book is also part autobiographical, tracing Begin’s own political development.

  • War and Peace

    At a glittering society party in St. Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect of war. Terror swiftly engulfs the country as Napoleon???s army marches on Russia, and the lives of three young people are changed forever. The stories of quixotic Pierre, cynical Andrey, and impetuous Natasha interweave with a huge cast, from aristocrats and peasants, to soldiers and Napoleon himself. In War and Peace, Tolstoy entwines grand themes???conflict and love, birth and death, free will and fate???with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a magnificent epic of human life in all its imperfection and grandeur.,For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.