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The Power of One

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language–English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color–black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive–he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would dream heroic dreams.
But his dreams were nothing compared to what awaited him. For he embarked on an epic journey, where he would learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the mystical power that would sustain him even when it appeared that villainy would rule the world: The Power of One.

From the Hardcover edition.

Customer Reviews

It's only half of the book

It's literally half of the original book! As quoted by the author, in a note, at the end of this book!

My son was reading this book for a summer reading assignment. I was reading along with him on my iPad. When we started discussing the book, he had all these details and scenario's that I never read about. I felt completely cheated. To top it all, iBooks doesn't even sell the full version, so you would never stop to consider "Hey, am I buying only half a book?". It's ridiculous.....

Two questions: Why not disclose that information in the books description on iBooks? Why not sell the full version?

The Power of One

What a CHEAT! Only half the book!!! So Ridiculous.
Do not buy it.

Shortened version

Extremely disappointing- this is the "condensed children's version" and not the real book.
Thanks for letting us know, iTunes. Waste of money!

The Power of One
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Sep 13, 2005
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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