The World's Most Prestigious Prize - The Inside Story of the Nobel Peace Prize

Author(s): Geir Lundestad

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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 the author's unique insight during histwenty-five years as Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. It reveals the real story of all the laureates of that period - some of them among the most controversial in the history of the prize (Gorbachev, Arafat, Peres and Rabin, Mandela and De Klerk, Obama,and Liu Xiaobo) - and exactly why they came to receive the prize.Despite all that has been written about the Nobel Peace Prize, this is the first-ever account written by a prominent insider in the Nobel system.

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General Fields

  • : 9780198841876
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : 0.44
  • : September 2019
  • : 2.36 Centimeters X 16 Centimeters X 23.7 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Geir Lundestad
  • : Hardback
  • : 303.66079
  • : 240