Coupon
Peace, They Say : A History of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Most Famous and Controversial Prize in the World
by Jay Nordlinger


Overview - In this book, Jay Nordlinger gives a history of what the subtitle calls "the most famous and controversial prize in the world." The Nobel Peace Prize, like the other Nobel prizes, began in 1901. So we have a neat, sweeping history of the 20th century, and about a decade beyond.  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $27.99
  • 20% off for Members: Get the Club Price
    $ 22.39
Add to Cart
+ Add to Wishlist
In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 37 copies from $3.85
 
 
 

More About Peace, They Say by Jay Nordlinger
 
 
 
Overview
In this book, Jay Nordlinger gives a history of what the subtitle calls "the most famous and controversial prize in the world." The Nobel Peace Prize, like the other Nobel prizes, began in 1901. So we have a neat, sweeping history of the 20th century, and about a decade beyond. The Nobel prize involves a first world war, a second world war, a cold war, a terror war, and more. It contends with many of the key issues of modern times, and of life itself.

It also presents a parade of interesting people--more than a hundred laureates, not a dullard in the bunch. Some of these laureates have been historic statesmen, such as Roosevelt (Teddy) and Mandela. Some have been heroes or saints, such as Martin Luther King and Mother Teresa. Some belong in other categories--where would you place Arafat? Controversies also swirl around the awards to Kissinger, Gorbachev, Gore, and Obama, to name just a handful.

Probably no figure in this book is more interesting than a non-laureate: Alfred Nobel, the Swedish scientist and entrepreneur who started the prizes. The book also addresses "missing laureates," people who did not win the peace prize but might have, or should have (Gandhi?).

Peace, They Say is enlightening and enriching, and sometimes even fun. It has its opinions, but it also provides what is necessary for readers to form their own opinions. What is peace, anyway? All these people who have been crowned "champions of peace," and the world's foremost--should they have been? Such is the stuff this book is made on.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781594035982
  • ISBN-10: 1594035989
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • Publish Date: March 2012
  • Page Count: 476
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds


Related Categories

Books > History > Modern - 20th Century
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Reference

 
BAM Customer Reviews