In the "Speech from the Dock" Nelson Mandela stated, "I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." Mandela's life can only be described as exceptional: as an anti-apartheid revolutionary, South African president from 1994 to 1999, and 1993 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Let us take a moment to appreciate – through his books – Nelson Mandela, and everything he has stood for and achieved.
On 28 July 1958, coming from Florida a group of former Haitian military officers landed in Délugé, in the north of Haiti's capital. In no time they conquer the "Dessaline barracks" located behind the National Palace. Their plan: overthrowing President, Dr. François Duvalier elected a year ago. The group includes former Capitain Alix "Sonson" Pasquet, and former Lieutenants Henri "Riquet" Perpignan and Phillipe "Fito" Dominique accompanied by five American soldiers of fortune. A fierce battle between Duvalier and his attackers is waged, which in the end is won by Duvalier. The night of 28th to 29th of June 1958 will significantly shape Haiti's political history as 29 years of brutal and repressive Duvalier dictatorship follow.