Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of taking pen to paper to record through and events, hardships and victories, he has opened his personal archive, which offers an unprecedented insights into his remarkable life. This book gives readers assess to the private man behind the public figure from letters written in the darkest hours of Mandela's twenty seven years of imprisonment. He is making notes and even doodling during meetings, or recording troubled dreams on the desk calendar. An intimate journey from the first stirrings of his political conscience to his galvanizing role on the world stage, this book is a rare chance to spend time with Nelson Mandela the man, in his own voice.