Baroness Cox

Baroness Cox : A Voice for the Voiceless

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This biography of Baroness Cox opens with an eye-witness account of slavery in modern Sudan and Caroline Cox's secret expeditions to buy freedom for the slaves captured by Arab traders in Sudan's war against black Africans in its southern regions. This is just one of her campaigns in an on-going patrol of the world's unpopular causes. The book tells the story of Baroness Cox's humble beginnings as a nurse, her nine-year fight as a Labour-voting sociology lecturer at North London University against the intimidation of the hard left. It recounts her elevation to the peerage by Margaret Thatcher and her hazardous treks into first Communist Poland and Moscow, then warring Nagorno Karabakh, Burma and North-East Africa on behalf of Christian Solidarity International.show more

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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • illustrated edition
  • illustrations maps, portraits
  • 0745937349
  • 9780745937342

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Most of the British population wouldn't have a clue of the location of Nagorno Karabakh. Baroness Caroline Cox - that other indomitable iron lady of politics - not only knows: she's been there. When she's not in the House of Lords, she can be found in railway carriages in Poland, in military trucks in Eritrea, in psychiatric hospitals in Leningrad, in fields of Burma, or in the ruins of a Sudanese village. For many years, Cox - the president of human rights organization Christian Solidarity Worldwide - has been a spokesperson for those in the middle of struggles. She has been called a '20th-century prophet' (Lord Tonypandy) and 'a symbol of hope and model of faith' (Armenian professor Hratch Zadoyan). An absorbing and comprehensive account of her life and achievements to the age of 60. (Kirkus UK)show more

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