The World's Most Prestigious Prize: The Inside Story of the Nobel Peace Prize (Hardcover)

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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 his twenty-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.

About the Author


Geir Lundestad was the Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute from 1990-2014 and Adjunct Professor of International History, University of Oslo from 1991-2014.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780198841876
ISBN-10: 0198841876
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 1st, 2019
Pages: 240
Language: English