The forty-three year age difference between Nelson Mandela's birth of 1918 in South Africa and Barack Obama's birth of 1961 in the United States may cause some to assume that they have very little in common, but they would be wrong. If we look more honestly and intensively, the first impression one typically gets from observing Mandela and Obama is that they are comfortable, confident and in control. The second impression is that they are inclusive and reach out to others. And, the third impression is that they have a deep, rich and empowering resolve to change and improve their respective countries and perhaps the world. In this intriguing and phemenal journey, the author navigates the life and times of these two men who did something that people throughout the world thought and believed, with good historical and contemporary reasoning, could never happen in South Africa and the United States: Presidents Extraordinaire.