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    Champions for peace : women winners of the Nobel Peace Prize / Judith Hicks Stiehm.
    by Stiehm, Judith Hicks, 1935- author.
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    Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Incorporated, [2018]
    Subjects
  • Pacifists -- Biography.
  •  
  • Nobel Prizes -- History.
  •  
  • Women and peace -- History.
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  • Peace -- Awards -- History.
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  • Women Nobel Prize winners.
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  • Nobel Prize winners.
  • ISBN: 
    9781538119006 (paperback)
    1538119005 (paperback)
    9781538118993 (hardcover)
    1538118998 (hardcover)
    9781538119013 (electronic book)
    1538119013 (electronic book)
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    xvii, 289 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
    Edition: 
    Third edition.
    Contents: 
    Preface: In the tradition of Lysistrata: women champions for peace -- 1. Bertha von Suttner: noble woman and noble friend -- 2. Jane Addams: "the greatest woman who ever lived" -- 3. Emily Greene Balch: the dismissed professor -- 4. Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan: sisterhood created in tragedy -- 5. Mother Teresa: from Macedonia to India and sainthood -- 6. Alva Myrdal: world diplomat -- 7. Aung San Suu Kyi: resisting by staying home -- 8. Rigoberta Menchú Tum: a story that broke the world's heart -- 9. Jody Williams: Internet activist -- 10. Shirin Ebadi: Muslim judge -- 11. Wangari Muta Maathai: Kenya's "green" doctor -- 12. Tawakkol Karman, Leymah Gbowee, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: 2011, the Year of the Woman - 13. Malala Yousafzai: a near martyr -- Conclusion: Champions all -- Epilogue: --Questions for U.S. and non-U.S. readers -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author.
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    Only seventeen women have won the Nobel Prize for Peace since it was first awarded in 1901. Hailing from all over the world, some of these women have held graduate degrees, while others barely had access to education. Some began their work young, some late in life. In this compelling book, Judith Stiehm narrates these women’s varied lives in fascinating detail. The third edition includes the story of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest laureate, who won as a teenager in 2014. Her campaign for girls’ education continued in spite of a vicious attack by the Taliban. Engaged and inspirational, all 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. As Judith Stiehm convincingly shows, all are truly “champions for peace.” (Publisher)
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    Previous edition ©2014. Chapter 13 ©2018.
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