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My Name Is Jody Williams

A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize


Συγγραφέας: Williams Jody
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520270251
Σειρά βιβλίου: California Series in Public Anthropology 25
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 286
Διαστάσεις: 21x3x14
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "My Name Is Jody Williams"

As Eve Ensler says in her inspired foreword to this book, "Jody Williams is many things - a simple girl from Vermont, a sister of a disabled brother, a loving wife, an intense character full of fury and mischief, a great strategist, an excellent organizer, a brave and relentless advocate, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. But to me Jody Williams is, first and foremost, an activist". From her modest beginnings to becoming the tenth woman - and third American woman - to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Jody Williams takes the reader through the ups and downs of her tumultuous and remarkable life. In a voice that is at once candid, straightforward, and intimate, Williams describes her Catholic roots, her first step on a long road to standing up to bullies with the defense of her deaf brother Stephen, her transformation from good girl to college hippie at the University of Vermont, and her protest of the war in Vietnam. She relates how, in 1981, she began her lifelong dedication to global activism as she battled to stop the U.S. backed war in El Salvador. Throughout the memoir, Williams underlines her belief that an "average woman" - through perseverance, courage and imagination - can make something extraordinary happen. She tells how, when asked if she'd start a campaign to ban and clear anti-personnel mines, she took up the challenge, and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) was born. Her engrossing account of the genesis and evolution of the campaign, culminating in 1997 with the Nobel Peace Prize, vividly demonstrates how one woman's commitment to freedom, self-determination, and human rights can have a profound impact on people all over the globe.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Williams Jody
Σειρά βιβλίου: California Series in Public Anthropology 25
ISBN: 9780520270251
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 05/03/2013
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 286
Συντελεστές: Foreword by: Eve Ensler
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 590 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 21x3x14 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 28 b-w photographs

Περιεχόμενα

Prologue: October 1, 1997 Part I. If You Could Be Anyone 1. What Do You Mean I Can't Be the Pope? 2. A Special Place in Hell 3. Claude, Casey, and the Corvair Convertible 4. V-I-E-T-N-A-M, Marriage, and Mexico Part II. The Making of a Grassroots Activist 5. The Pamphlet 6. Boots on the Ground: Sandinista Interlude 7. Dinner with the Death Squad 8. I Thought I Wanted a Straight Job--Instead I Got Landmines 9. Landmines and Love 1. The Ottawa Process and the 1997 Landmine Ban World Tour 11. Whirlwind: October 1 to December 1, 1997 Epilogue Acknowledgments Illustrations follow page

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