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Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory United States
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As a military intelligence officer in World War II, Rockefeller learned his effectiveness depended on his "ability to develop a network of people with reliable information and influence." During his long life-he turned 87 this year-he's amassed a Rolodex of more than 1,000 contacts, and in this satisfying autobiography, he describes firsthand encounters with Pablo Picasso, Sigmund Freud, Fiorello La Guardia, oil sheikhs, Latin American strongmen and others. Critics might say Rockefeller's not too choosy about the company he keeps ; they claim he's "never met a dictator he didn't like." Indeed, he has been roundly criticized for the role he and Henry Kissinger played in persuading the Carter administration to allow the exiled shah of Iran into the U.S., an event widely believed to have sparked the hostage crisis. But this memoir is much more than a titillating account of wealth and international intrigue. Rockefeller also meticulously recounts the modernizing of Chase Bank, where he worked for 35 years, rising to become chairman and chief executive, finally giving the company-which merged with JP Morgan in 2001-a written history on a par with Ron Chernow's The House of Morgan. New York City also dominates here ; after Robert Moses, the Rockefeller clan has had the strongest hand in shaping the modern urban landscape, from Wall Street to midtown to Morningside Heights. Indispensable for anyone interested in financial and American history, Rockefeller's well-organized remembrances present a deeply fascinating, thorough look into the life of a living legend.

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Southern Methodist University, Dallas is purported to have named two scholarship endowments after Mandela - one at SMU and one at a South African university of his choice

"One would provide financial support for South African students to pursue their educational ambitions at universities in South Africa or elsewhere. The other would provide financial assistance to SMU students to study in South Africa or to South African students to study at SMU"

Lives That Changed The World: Nelson Mandela : [Filmography]

This profile on South African president Nelson Mandela tells the legendary leader's inspiring tale from the beginning, detailing his work as an activist, his 27 year imprisonment, and his ascension to the seat of political power that led the Nobel Peace Prize winner to inspire so many. First aired on the Smithsonian Network in 2007

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