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Champions for Peace: Women Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize

Stiehm, Judith

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ISBN 10: 074254026X / ISBN 13: 9780742540262
Published by Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2006
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xvi, 233 pp., illus., map, ports., biblio., index; 23 cm. Tight, clean copy. CONTENTS: Preface: In the tradition of Lysistrata: women champions for peace; Bertha von Suttner: noble woman and noble friend; Jane Addams: "the greatest woman who ever lived"; Emily Greene Balch: the dismissed professor; Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan: sisterhood created by tragedy; Mother Teresa: from Macedonia to India; Alva Myrdal: world diplomat; Aung San Suu Kyi: resisting by staying home; Rigoberta Menchu Tum: a story that broke the world's heart; Jody Williams: Internet activist; Shirin Ebadi: Muslim judge; Wangari Muta Maathai: Kenya's "green" doctor; Conclusion: Champions all. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 058426

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Title: Champions for Peace: Women Winners of the ...

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

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Click here to listen to the interview with Judith Stiehm and Nobel Prize-winner Wangari Maathai on the Mimi Geerges show. Since it was first awarded in 1901, only twelve women have won the Nobel Prize for Peace. Hailing from all over the world, including the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Central America, some have held graduate degrees, while others are barely schooled. Some began their work when young, some well past middle age. One was titled and two were subsistence farmers. This book shows their varied lives in fascinating detail. Engaging and inspiring, these women clearly demonstrate that there is something each of us can do to advance a just, positive peace. Whether they began by insisting on garbage collection or simply by planting a tree, each understood that peace must be global in order to be sustained. All learned that peace is not always popular, but believed they must persevere. They shared a common vision and commitment undiminished by obstacles and opposition. All are truly champions for peace.

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Judith Hicks Stiehm is professor of political science at Florida International University.

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