From Henri Dunant, a founder of the Red Cross, to Jody Williams, who leads the campaign to ban land mines worldwide, the...

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PEACEMAKERS: Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize

From Henri Dunant, a founder of the Red Cross, to Jody Williams, who leads the campaign to ban land mines worldwide, the people and organizations awarded the Nobel Peace Prize are a diverse lot, but have all made concrete contributions to the cause of ending war or ameliorating its effects; even in Keene's matter-of-fact, unhyped biographical summaries, their stories are inspirational reading. Between accounts of Alfred Nobel's life and a description of how the prize winners are selected, and back matter that includes a ""Peace Timeline,"" an address list of international peace organizations, and a large bibliography, each recipient is profiled, both in a summary box and a detailed essay, enhanced by several black-and-white photographs, and capped with a reading list. Systematic and substantial, this volume is equally suited to quick reference and deeper study.

Pub Date: Aug. 1, 1998

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 303

Publisher: Oxford

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1998