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The Resource Helen Suzman : bright star in a dark chamber : the biography, by Robin Renwick

Helen Suzman : bright star in a dark chamber : the biography, by Robin Renwick

Label
Helen Suzman : bright star in a dark chamber : the biography
Title
Helen Suzman
Title remainder
bright star in a dark chamber : the biography
Statement of responsibility
by Robin Renwick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Helen Suzman was sharp, incisive, principled and loads of fun. So is this biography. . . . Brings Helen Suzman to life."--John Carlin, author of Invictus Helen Suzman was the voice of South Africa's conscience during the darkest days of apartheid. She stood alone in parliament, confronted by a legion of highly chauvinist male politicians. Armed with the relentless determination and biting wit for which she became renowned, Suzman battled the racist regime and earned her reputation as a legendary anti-apartheid campaigner. Despite constant antagonism and the threat of violence, she forced into the global spotlight the injustices of the country's minority rule. Access to Suzman's papers, including her unpublished correspondence with Nelson Mandela, was granted by her family to the author, former British ambassador to South Africa Robin Renwick, who has penned a book rich with examples of her humor and political brilliance. This first full biography goes beyond her famous struggle against apartheid into her criticisms of the post-apartheid government. It is a fascinating insight into the life of a truly great South African and her role in one of the most important struggles in modern history. Robin Renwick, Baron Renwick of Clifton, is a crossbench peer in the House of Lords. He is the author of A Journey with Margaret Thatcher". -- Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Renwick, Robin
Dewey number
968.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1949.S89
LC item number
R469 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suzman, Helen
  • Women anti-apartheid activists
  • Legislators
  • Apartheid
  • Anti-apartheid movements
  • Anti-apartheid activists
  • South Africa
  • Suzman, Helen
  • Suzman, Helen
  • History
  • Anti-apartheid movements / South Africa
  • Apartheid / South Africa
  • History / ukslc
  • Suzman Helen
  • Apartheid
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung
  • Anti-apartheid activists
  • Anti-apartheid movements
  • Apartheid
  • Legislators
  • Political science
  • South Africa / Politics and government / 20th century
  • Women anti-apartheid activists
  • Staat Südafrika
  • South Africa
Label
Helen Suzman : bright star in a dark chamber : the biography, by Robin Renwick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
869722662
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxv, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781849546676
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869722662
Label
Helen Suzman : bright star in a dark chamber : the biography, by Robin Renwick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
869722662
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxv, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781849546676
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869722662

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