PEACEMAKERS by Ann T. Kenne

PEACEMAKERS

Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize
Age Range: 11 - 15
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KIRKUS REVIEW

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. (Biography. 11-15)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-19-510316-5
Page count: 303pp
Publisher: Oxford Univ.
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1998




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