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John Carlin
John Carlin has written Playing the Enemy, the book about Nelson Mandela on which the film Invictus was based, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, and directed by Clint Eastwood. He has also co-written Rafa: My Story, the official bio of Rafa Nadal, and White Angels, about Real Madrid in the... show more



John Carlin has written Playing the Enemy, the book about Nelson Mandela on which the film Invictus was based, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, and directed by Clint Eastwood. He has also co-written Rafa: My Story, the official bio of Rafa Nadal, and White Angels, about Real Madrid in the age of Beckham, Ronaldo and Zidane. Carlin, who is bilingual, has additionally had two books published in Spanish, Heroica Tierra Cruel and La Tribu.A journalist for 30 years, much of it as a foreign correpondent in Africa and the Americas, he has covered wars, peace negotiations, soccer, food and won numerous awards, some of them for TV and radio documentaries. He has worked for or contributed to el Pais (Spain), the London Times and Sunday Times, New York Times, Observer, BBC, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, ESPN, Channel Four, PBS, among others.

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Birth date: May 12, 1956
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jules0623
jules0623 rated it 7 years ago
It felt like it needed a few more lines at the end but this was surprisingly satisfying for a short read. :)
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it 8 years ago
Good if flawed account of Mandela's struggle to unify South Africa. The author did a good job in showing how tenuous the country was during Mandela's term as president and Mandela"s role in stabilizing a very dangerous period in history. However there are just too many flaws in this book to thorough...
MargaretBolingMullin
MargaretBolingMullin rated it 9 years ago
1/30/2011 ** Well, I'm supposed to be doing lesson plans, but instead I'm 'productively procrastinating' by typing my comments about INVICTUS. I actually hadn't known this was a book when we saw the movie. I've had a long-time interest in Mandela and South Africa's journey in the last decades. My...
IxanGa
IxanGa rated it 10 years ago
How a leader does it. Politics at its best.
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