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By Ann T. Keene

The following, in one quantity, are the profiles of the entire contributors and firms which have been provided the Nobel Peace Prize given that its institution in 1901. From the writer of the prize, Alfred Nobel, the Swedish industrialist who invented dynamite, to Jody Williams and the foreign crusade to prohibit Landmines, those members and firms have dedicated their lives to peace and feature made our global a greater position to live.
Ann Keene chronicles the relocating tales of the winners of the Nobel Peace prize in seventy nine essays that target the actions that earned everybody or association the prize. She contains interesting anecdotes approximately and quotations from the recipients and, even as, introduces readers to significant occasions in international historical past. The winners of the main prestigious peace award on this planet include:
Henri Dunant (1901), the founding father of the overseas Committee of the crimson Cross
Theodore Roosevelt (1906), who, as President of the U.S., mediated an finish to the Russo-Japanese conflict in 1905; he used to be the 1st American to win the prize
Fridtjof Nansen (1922), Norwegian humanitarian, scientist, and Arctic explorer
Jane Addams (1931), peace activist and social reformer, and a founding father of the Women's overseas League for Peace and Freedom
Ralph J. Bunche (1950), who labored to accomplish peace within the heart East; he was once the 1st African American to win the prize
Lester Pearson (1957), who as a member of the Canadian delegation to the United international locations performed a key function in finishing the Suez Canal crisis
Albert Luthuli (1960), former president of the African nationwide Congress and outspoken opponent of South Africa's apartheid system
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1964), U.S. civil rights activist
United countries kid's Fund (UNICEF) (1965), which keeps to supply suggestions to little ones in constructing international locations during the world
Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams (1976), cofounders of Peace humans, a company devoted to finishing violence in Northern Ireland
mom Teresa (1979), initially a excessive schoolteacher in India who received the prize for her paintings with the bad of Calcutta
Elie Wiesel (1986), the writer who has drawn overseas consciousness to the Holocaust
Aung San Suu Kyi (1991), founding father of the nationwide League for Democracy in Myanmar (Burma) who lived lower than apartment arrest for 6 years
Appendixes contain a chronological directory of the Nobel Peace Prize Winners, a timeline recounting old milestones within the peace stream, a list of significant peace businesses, a brief thesaurus of phrases, extra studying, and an index.
From the occupation diplomats and politicians to the normal those who chanced on a chance to behave on behalf of peace, those tales honor those that have made a profound distinction on the earth. Peacemakers is the perfect creation to the Nobel Peace Prize for younger readers and is an critical reference for someone who's drawn to global peace and background.

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