Hammarskjold: A Life

Hammarskjold: A Life


By (author) Roger Lipsey

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  • Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
  • Format: Hardback | 752 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 234mm x 56mm | 1,157g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Ann Arbor, MI
  • ISBN 10: 0472118900
  • ISBN 13: 9780472118908
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 162,604

Product description

After his mysterious death, Dag Hammarskjold was described by John F. Kennedy as the "greatest statesman of our century." Second secretary-general of the United Nations (1953 - 61), he is the only person to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize posthumously. Through extensive research in little explored archives and personal correspondence, Roger Lipsey has produced the definitive biography of Dag Hammarskjold. "Hammarskjold: A Life" provides vivid new insights into the life and mind of a truly great individual. Hammarskjold the statesman and Hammarskjold the author of the classic spiritual journal Markings meet in this new biography - and the reader will meet them both in these pages. A towering mid-twentieth-century figure, Hammarskjold speaks directly to our time.

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Author information

Roger Lipsey, author, art historian, editor, and translator, has written on a wide range of topics and intellectual figures. He was the general editor of the monumental three-volume edited works of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (Princeton University Press, 1977), which included the first and still unsurpassed biography of Coomaraswamy. Other works include "An Art of Our Own: The Spiritual in Twentieth-Century Art" (Shambhala, 1988, currently in print with Dover Books) and the prizewinning "Angelic Mistakes: The Art of Thomas Merton" (New Seeds, 2006). He is director of the parent company that publishes "Parabola" magazine.The website related to "Hammarskjold: A Life "will be found at www.dag-hammarskjold.com

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"Roger Lipsey has produced a magisterially comprehensive portrait of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations ... Lipsey's achievement is all the more remarkable because at first glance HammarskjOld appears to be, in the combination of his monastic bachelor dedication to his role and his veiled diplomatic tact, a uniquely unknowable person./i>--Winslow Myers"Huntington News" (08/26/2013)