Hammarskjold : A Life

By (author) Roger Lipsey


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After his mysterious death, DagHammarskjoldwas 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 ofDag Hammarskjold. "Hammarskjold: A Life" provides vivid new insights into the life and mind of a truly great individual. Hammarskjold the statesman andHammarskjold 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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  • Hardback | 752 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 55.88mm | 1,156.65g
  • 30 Mar 2013
  • The University of Michigan Press
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • English
  • New.
  • 0472118900
  • 9780472118908
  • 134,020

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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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..".an intellectual and spiritual memoir. As such, it is masterly." Rowan Williams, "Cambridge Humanities Review"--Rowan Williams"Cambridge Humanities Review" (05/01/2013)"

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