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My name is Jody Williams : a Vermont girl's winding path to the Nobel Peace Prize

Verfasser/in: Jody Williams; Eve Ensler
Verlag: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
Serien: California series in public anthropology, 25.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : Englisch : 1st editionAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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As Eve Ensler says in her inspired foreword to this book, "Jody Williams is many things--a simple girl from Vermont, a sister of a disabled brother, a loving wife, an intense character full of fury and mischief, a great strategist, an excellent organizer, a brave and relentless advocate, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. But to me Jody Williams is, first and foremost, an activist." From her modest beginnings to  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Biography
Name: Jody Williams; Jody Williams
Medientyp: Biografie
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Jody Williams; Eve Ensler
ISBN: 9780520270251 0520270258
OCLC-Nummer: 808930376
Beschreibung: xvii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Inhalt: Prologue: October 10, 1997 --
If you could be anyone --
What do you mean I can't be the pope? --
A special place in hell --
Claude, Casey, and the Corvair convertible --
V-I-E-T-N-A-M, marriage, and Mexico --
The making of a grassroots activist --
The pamphlet --
Boots on the ground : Sandinista interlude --
Dinner with the death squad --
I thought I wanted a straight job-instead I got landmines --
Landmines and love --
The Ottawa Process and the 1997 landmine ban world tour --
Whirlwind : October 10 to December 10, 1997 --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments --
Illustrations follow page.
Serientitel: California series in public anthropology, 25.
Verfasserangabe: Jody Williams ; Foreword by Eve Ensler.

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Demonstrates how one woman's commitment to freedom, self-determination, and human rights can have a profound impact on people all over the globe. In this book, the author describes her Catholic  Weiterlesen…

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