Book Review: Into The Wild

Into the wildAuthor: Jon Krakauer

Pages: 224

Year of Publishing: 1996

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Rating: ★★★★✩

Synopsis: In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchiked to alaska and walked alone into the wildnerness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25.000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. For months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter… Continue reading

Book Review: Playing The Enemy

Playing the enemyAuthor: John Carlin

Pages: 291

Year of publishing: 2008

Rating: ★★★★★

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Synopsis: In 1985, Nelson Mandela, then in prison for twenty-three years, set about winning over the fiercest proponents of apartheid, from his jailers to the head of South Africa’s military. First he earned his freedom and then he won the presidency in the nation’s first free election in 1994. But he knew that South Africa was still dangerously divided by almost fifty years of apartheid. If he couldn’t unite his country in a visceral, emotional way–and fast–it would collapse into chaos. He would need all the charisma and strategic Continue reading