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The Words of Peace : The Selections from the Speeches of the Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize - Irwin Abrams

The Words of Peace

The Selections from the Speeches of the Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize

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Published: 1st July 2008
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In a new up-to-date edition, an inspirational collection of excerpts from Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speeches since the award's inception in 1901--including 2007 winner Al Gore. Synopsis Selected by the world's foremost historian of the Nobel Peace Prize, this uplifting collection of excerpts from acceptance speeches and lectures given since the award's inception in 1901 includes recent laureates: Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, Kim Dae-Jung, Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin, Nelson Mandela, and Mikhail Gorbachev. Also included are the Dalai Lama, Elie Wiesel, Desmond Tutu, Lech Walesa, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others. Illustrated with black and white photos throughout, the book presents the laureates' perspectives on: the Bonds of Humanity, Faith and Hope, the Tragedy of War, Violence and Nonviolence, Human Rights, Politics and Leadership, and, of course, Peace. The Words of Peace includes biographical notes on each winner, along with a complete chronology. The Words of Peace, from the acclaimed Newmarket "Words Of" series, is part of the Nobel Prize Series official publications, designed to share achievements of the laureates and developed by the International Management Group with the assistance of the Nobel foundation. Reviews "The Nobel Peace Prize was established to honor the heroes of peace, and this book presents a collection of well-chosen excerpts from their addresses. As we have found inspiration in their work for peace, so may we find inspiration in their 'Words of Peace.'" President Jimmy Carter "Excellent...Topics that will rouse curiosity and awareness." Booklist "Moving and inspiring." Voice of Youth Advocates "Should be required reading for everybody...One is immediately struck by the sheer power if their words." The Nashville Banner 15 b/w photos Biographical notes chronology

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Peacep. 1
The Bonds of Humanityp. 21
Faith and Hopep. 45
The Tragedy of Warp. 71
Violence and Nonviolencep. 89
Human Rightsp. 99
Politics and Leadershipp. 117
Biographical Notesp. 131
Chronologyp. 157
Indexp. 159
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ISBN: 9781557047861
ISBN-10: 1557047863
Series: Newmarket Words Of...(Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st July 2008
Publisher: Newmarket Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.8  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 4