An inspirational collection of excerpts from Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speeches since the award's inception in 1901.
Selected by the world's foremost historian of the Nobel Peace Prize, this uplifting collection of excerpts from the acceptance speeches and lectures given since the award's inception in 1901 includes recent laureates: Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, Kim Dae-Jung, Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin, Nelson Mandela, Frederik W. de Klerk, and Mikhail Gorbachev. Also included are the Dalai Lama, Elie Wiesel, Desmond Tutu, Lech Walesa, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., Albert Schweitzer, and many others.
Organized by theme in seven sections, the book presents the laureates' perspectives on: the Bonds of Humanity, Faith and Hope, the Tragedy of War, Violence and Nonviolence, Human Rights, Politics and Leadership, and, of course, Peace. Illustrated with black and white photos throughout, The Words of Peace includes biographical notes on each winner, along with a complete chronology.
"The Words of Peace," from the acclaimed Newmarket "Words Of" series, is part of the Nobel Prize Series official publications, designed to share achievements of the laureates and developed by the International Management Group with the assistance of the Nobel Foundation. 15 black-and-white photos, biographical notes, chronology.
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