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'The world's most prestigious prize' : the inside story of the Nobel Peace Prize

Author: Geir Lundestad
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The World's Most Prestigious Prize: The Inside Story of the Nobel Peace Prize is a fascinating, insider account of the Nobel peace prize. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Norwegian Nobel Institute's vast archive, it offers a gripping account of the founding of the prize, as well as its highs and lows, triumphs and disasters, over the last one-hundred-and-twenty years. But more than that, the book also draws on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geir Lundestad
ISBN: 0198841876 9780198841876
OCLC Number: 1084794107
Description: viii, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Nobel Peace Prize : past and present --
Alfred Nobel and his will --
The Nobel Peace Prize, 1901-1914 : arbitration --
The Nobel Peace Prize, 1919-1939 : The League of Nations --
The Nobel Peace Prize, 1945-2018 : The United Nations --
Ten portraits, 1990-2012. Mikhael Gorbachev (1990), Aung San Suu Kyi (1991), Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk (1993), Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, and Yitzhak Rabin (1994), Kim Dae-jung (2000), The UN and Kofi Annan (2001), Jimmy Carter (2002), Barack H. Obama (2009), Liu Xiabo (2010), The European Union (2012) --
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Responsibility: Geir Lundestad.

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This is a fascinating book... a unique insight into the Prize that makes compelling reading. * David Lorimer, Paradigm Explorer * Gier Lundestad is a distinguished historian who served for Read more...

 
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