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Great Peacemakers [NOOK Book]

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In this book you will meet twenty inspiring individuals who have made peace their choice in life, from a Vietnamese monk to a Brazilian musician, from a Swedish children’s author to an Iranian-American architect. Exploring a wide range of approaches to peacemaking, Great Peacemakers is organized into five paths to peace: choosing nonviolence, living peace, honoring diversity, valuing all life, and caring for the planet. Each path showcases the true life stories of four amazing peacemakers who have successfully ...

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Overview

In this book you will meet twenty inspiring individuals who have made peace their choice in life, from a Vietnamese monk to a Brazilian musician, from a Swedish children’s author to an Iranian-American architect. Exploring a wide range of approaches to peacemaking, Great Peacemakers is organized into five paths to peace: choosing nonviolence, living peace, honoring diversity, valuing all life, and caring for the planet. Each path showcases the true life stories of four amazing peacemakers who have successfully cultivated peace in a variety of ways. Whether you are a parent seeking positive roles models for your children, an educator looking for thought-provoking material for your students, or someone simply wanting an uplifting read, then Great Peacemakers is sure to meet your needs and inspire the peacemaker in you.

Winner of more than 30 awards, and endorsed by 3 Presidents and 3 Nobel Peace Prize winners, Great Peacemakers is an entertaining and inspirational read.

Read this book and find out why Dr. Oscar Arias, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of Costa Rica, said, “Powerful, well-researched and, above all, timely, Great Peacemakers should be required reading for the youth of the world.”

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This excellent work of nonfiction highlights twenty peacemakers from various countries and walks of life as each made an impression on one of five paths to peace: "Choosing Nonviolence," "Living Peace," "Honoring Diversity," "Valuing Life," and "Caring for the Planet." The four people chosen for each category enable readers to look at how we move towards peace in the world through a variety of different life events and perspectives. Many of the featured peacemakers are well-known to U.S. readers (e.g., Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, Martin Luther King, Jr.), and lesser-known leaders prove to be important counterparts for younger readers to consider. The internalization of the text—focusing on Bruno Hussar, Oscar Arias, and Astrid Lingren, to name a few—underscores the message that we must all be better citizens of the world. Each highlighted peacemaker has a 3-4 page biography. In addition, a page of great quotes from each person was a feature I particularly liked. This is a great nonfiction text that should be in all libraries around the country. Teachers will see this wonderful text as a great jumping off point for class projects or discussions connected to peace. An additional benefit is the website related to the book, which features useful study guides and lesson plans for teachers. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.
KLIATT - Nola Theiss
This is an excellent introduction to the lives of 20 of the most important people to have lived in our world in the last 200 years. The authors categorize their choices under these headings: Choosing Nonviolence; Living Peace: Honoring Diversity; Valuing All Life; and Caring for the Planet. The peacemakers range chronologically from Henry David Thoreau and Henry Salt to living heroes such as Jane Goodall and Desmond Tutu. The range includes people such as Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King, Jr., but also Anderson Sa, a man who uses his reggae music to fight gang and gun violence around the world. The stories are well written and easy to read; the concepts are easy to understand; and each is followed by quotations from the peacemaker. There is an excellent introduction and conclusion, which consists of a number of discussion questions. In addition, there are extensive notes and an index that show the quality of research this husband and wife team used to write this book. There are also photos in each section showing the peacemakers in action. This book won the 2007 International Peace Writing Award and would be an excellent addition to any school library. Reviewer: Nola Theiss
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033138210
  • Publisher: Ken Beller
  • Publication date: 3/30/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 881,488
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Cofounder and president of Near Bridge, Inc., Ken Beller is the lead author of the highly praised book, The Consistent Consumer: Predicting Future Behavior Through Lasting Values which brings powerful insight into values-based generational profiling and outlines the emotional triggers that consistently drive consumer and employee decisions.Ken is also the lead author of the award winning book, Great Peacemakers. Winner of 38 awards, and endorsed by 3 presidents and 3 Nobel peace prize winners, it tells the inspiring stories of 20 peacemakers in recent history and is being taught in secondary schools and universities across the country and the world.An accomplished international business leader, Ken has lived and worked in 20 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia. Throughout his career, he has successfully developed, implemented, and run multicultural and cross-functional initiatives for some of the world’s most prominent companies, including General Electric, Daimler Benz, Applied Materials, and NASA.Well versed in all aspects of large and small business operations, Ken has grown and managed organizations with annual revenues ranging from $1 million to over $120 million and he has been responsible for the operations strategy of a $1 billion worldwide manufacturing organization. He has substantial hands-on expertise in global business planning, acquisition integration, process and product development, engineering, operations, human capital development, and organizational performance.Ken has received numerous awards including a Presidential Award from General Electric and a Group Achievement Award from the head of NASA for major contributions on NASA's space shuttle's solid rocket booster motors.Holding a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, he is a graduate of GE’s prestigious Chemical and Materials Management training program. He serves on a corporate board and is a member of several community not-for-profit boards.
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