Leadership and power in Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom

  title={Leadership and power in Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom},
  author={James H. Read},
  journal={Journal of Power},
  pages={317 - 339}
  • J. Read
  • Published 20 November 2010
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Power
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