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Words of Peace: Selections from the Speeches of the Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize 1901-2007, 4 Edition
     

Words of Peace: Selections from the Speeches of the Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize 1901-2007, 4 Edition

by Irwin Abrams
 

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This inspirational volume features excerpts from Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speeches since the award's inception in 1901, along with biographical notes on each winner and a complete chronology. Selected by the world's foremost historian of the Nobel Peace Prize, this uplifting collection presents the laureates' perspectives on:

  • Peace
  • The Bonds

Overview

This inspirational volume features excerpts from Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speeches since the award's inception in 1901, along with biographical notes on each winner and a complete chronology. Selected by the world's foremost historian of the Nobel Peace Prize, this uplifting collection presents the laureates' perspectives on:

  • Peace
  • The Bonds of Humanity
  • Faith and Hope
  • The Tragedy of War
  • Violence and Nonviolence
  • Human Rights
  • Politics and Leadership

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Della A. Yannuzzi
The Words of Peace is a book filled with the words of Nobel Peace Prize winners. It is an inspirational book filled with excerpts from the Prize winners' acceptance speeches. These selections were chosen by a historian of the Nobel Peace Prize. They offer insights on solutions for world peace, building bonds of human connections, the importance of faith and hope and the tragedies of war. Wangari Maathai is one winner who has dedicated her life to bringing peace, democracy, and recognition of human rights to her country of Kenya in Africa. She is called the "The Mother of Trees" because she and her nonprofit organization called the Green Belt Movement have planted more than 30 million trees in deforested areas. Her environmental concerns and struggles for a democratic Kenya have inspired her fellow countrymen to work toward a peaceful solution to Kenya's problems. In her acceptance speech, Maathai acknowledged "the work of countless individuals and groups across the globe." Another Peace Prize winner highlighted is Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of General Aung San, founder of Burma's independence. After she studied abroad, she returned to Burma in 1988 to lead a democratic movement against the military dictatorship. She was placed under house arrest and kept in detention for six years until 1995. Her son accepted the prize in her behalf and related his mother's words. "The quest for democracy in Burma is the struggle of a people to live whole, meaningful lives as free and equal members of the world community." This book is filled with words of wisdom, compassion, and love. Reviewer: Della A. Yannuzzi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557047861
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/08/2008
Series:
Newmarket Words Of Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
936,376
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Irwin Abrams, author of the award-winning Nobel Peace Prize and the Laureates, is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Antioch University. The Words of Peace is part of the Nobel Prize Series official publications, designed to share achievements of the laureates.

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