Women Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Women Nobel Peace Prize Winners

by Anita Price Davis, Regina Birchem, Marla J. Selvidge, Marla J. Selvidge
     
 

"To benefit humanity"—an ironic epitaph for the man who patented dynamite, yet none fits him better. A reclusive and somewhat eccentric millionaire, Alfred Nobel was nevertheless known for his willingness to help others. A recipient of the Letterstedt Prize for his contributions to scientific knowledge, Nobel wanted late in life to endow a similar series of

Overview

"To benefit humanity"—an ironic epitaph for the man who patented dynamite, yet none fits him better. A reclusive and somewhat eccentric millionaire, Alfred Nobel was nevertheless known for his willingness to help others. A recipient of the Letterstedt Prize for his contributions to scientific knowledge, Nobel wanted late in life to endow a similar series of prizes. So he willed his 10 million dollar estate and the interest from all his investments to the establishment of five annual Nobel Prizes, the most prestigious awarded for contributions to a lasting peace.

From Bertha von Suttner (1905) to Wangari Maathai (2004), this work provides a detailed look at the lives and accomplishments of 12 female recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, with emphasis on the work that earned each the Nobel. Hailing from various nations and walks of life, the winners include Jane Addams, Mother Teresa, Alva Reimer Myrdal, Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi. An appendix contains the complete list of Nobel Peace Prize winners from 1901 to 2004.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786423996
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/03/2006
Series:
Women's Studies
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Anita Price Davis, a North Carolina native, Gold Star daughter, and Duke University graduate, retired as the Charles A. Dana Professor of Education Emerita after 36 years at Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is the author of many historical books and articles. Marla J. Selvidge is professor and director of the Center for Religious Studies at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri. She has authored over 10 books in the fields of Feminist Studies and Religious Studies. Her most recent textbook is Exploring the New Testament (2003).

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