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The Resource Peace, they say : a history of the Nobel Peace Prize, the most famous and controversial prize in the world, Jay Nordlinger

Peace, they say : a history of the Nobel Peace Prize, the most famous and controversial prize in the world, Jay Nordlinger

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Peace, they say : a history of the Nobel Peace Prize, the most famous and controversial prize in the world
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Peace, they say
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a history of the Nobel Peace Prize, the most famous and controversial prize in the world
Statement of responsibility
Jay Nordlinger
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In this book, Jay Nordlinger gives a history of what the subtitle calls "the most famous and controversial prize in the world." The Nobel Peace Prize, like the other Nobel prizes, began in 1901. So we have a neat, sweeping history of the 20th century, and about a decade beyond. The Nobel prize involves a first world war, a second world war, a cold war, a terror war, and more. It contends with many of the key issues of modern times, and of life itself. It also presents a parade of interesting people--more than a hundred laureates, not a dullard in the bunch. Some of these laureates have been historic statesmen, such as Roosevelt (Teddy) and Mandela. Some have been heroes or saints, such as Martin Luther King and Mother Teresa. Some belong in other categories--where would you place Arafat? Controversies also swirl around the awards to Kissinger, Gorbachev, Gore, and Obama, to name just a handful. Probably no figure in this book is more interesting than a non-laureate: Alfred Nobel, the Swedish scientist and entrepreneur who started the prizes. The book also addresses "missing laureates," people who did not win the peace prize but might have, or should have (Gandhi?). Peace, They Say is enlightening and enriching, and sometimes even fun. It has its opinions, but it also provides what is necessary for readers to form their own opinions. What is peace, anyway? All these people who have been crowned "champions of peace," and the world's foremost--should they have been? Such is the stuff this book is made on
  • In this book, the author gives a history of what the subtitle calls "the most famous controversial prize in the world." The Nobel Peace Prize, like the other Nobel prizes, began in 1901. So we have a neat, sweeping history of the 20th century, and about a decade beyond. The Nobel prize involves a first world war, a second world war, a cold war, a terror war, and more. It contends with many of the key issues of modern times, and of life itself. It also presents a parade of interesting people - more than a hundred laureates, not a dullard in the bunch. Probably no figure in this book is more interesting than a non-laureate : Alfred Nobel, the Swedish scientist and entrepreneur who started the prizes. Peace, They Say is enlightening and enriching, and sometimes even fun. It has its opinions, but it also provides what is necessary for readers to form their own opinions. --from the publisher
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1963-
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Nordlinger, Jay
Dewey number
920.02
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ5537
LC item number
.N67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Peace
  • Nobel Prizes
Label
Peace, they say : a history of the Nobel Peace Prize, the most famous and controversial prize in the world, Jay Nordlinger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The testator -- 'Norway the peaceful' -- How it works -- Prelude to a parade -- A parade of Laureates, 1901-1913 -- Interludes -- A parade of Laureates, 1914 to 1948 -- Interludes -- A parade of Laureates, 1949 to1969 -- Interlude -- A parade of Laureates, 1970 t0 1990 -- Interlude -- A parade of Laureates, 1991 to 2000 -- Interlude -- A parade of Laureates, 2001 to 2008 -- Interlude -- Obama's hour
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734002336
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
viii, 459 pages
Isbn
9781594035982
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011025603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)734002336
Label
Peace, they say : a history of the Nobel Peace Prize, the most famous and controversial prize in the world, Jay Nordlinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The testator -- 'Norway the peaceful' -- How it works -- Prelude to a parade -- A parade of Laureates, 1901-1913 -- Interludes -- A parade of Laureates, 1914 to 1948 -- Interludes -- A parade of Laureates, 1949 to1969 -- Interlude -- A parade of Laureates, 1970 t0 1990 -- Interlude -- A parade of Laureates, 1991 to 2000 -- Interlude -- A parade of Laureates, 2001 to 2008 -- Interlude -- Obama's hour
Control code
734002336
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
viii, 459 pages
Isbn
9781594035982
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011025603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)734002336

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