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

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

Jay Nordlinger


In this e-book, Jay Nordlinger provides a historical past of what the subtitle calls “the most famed and debatable prize within the world.” The Nobel Peace Prize, just like the different Nobel prizes, begun in 1901. So now we have a neat, sweeping historical past of the 20 th century, and a few decade past. The Nobel prize contains a primary global warfare, a moment international conflict, a chilly warfare, an apprehension warfare, and extra. It contends with some of the key problems with smooth instances, and of lifestyles itself.

It additionally offers a parade of fascinating people—more than 100 laureates, no longer a dullard within the bunch. a few of these laureates were ancient statesmen, corresponding to Roosevelt (Teddy) and Mandela. a few were heroes or saints, akin to Martin Luther King and mom Teresa. a few belong in different categories—where might you set Arafat? Controversies additionally swirl round the awards to Kissinger, Gorbachev, Gore, and Obama, to call only a handful.

Probably no determine during this publication is extra attention-grabbing than a non-laureate: Alfred Nobel, the Swedish scientist and entrepreneur who begun the prizes. The e-book additionally addresses “missing laureates,” those who didn't win the peace prize yet may have, or must have (Gandhi?).

Peace, They Say is enlightening and enriching, and occasionally even enjoyable. It has its evaluations, however it additionally presents what's worthwhile for readers to shape their very own evaluations. what's peace, besides? these types of those who were topped “champions of peace,” and the world’s foremost—should they've been? Such is the stuff this publication is made on.

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