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

Author: Jody Williams
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: California series in public anthropology, 25.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 becoming  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012031155
Named Person: Jody Williams; Jody Williams; Jody Williams
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jody Williams
ISBN: 0520955331 9780520955332 1299132316 9781299132313
OCLC Number: 828140140
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 260 pages).
Contents: 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.
Series Title: California series in public anthropology, 25.
Responsibility: Jody Williams; foreward by Eve Ensler.

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