Betraying the Nobel

Betraying the Nobel

Author: Unni Turrettini

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781643135656

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 594

A revelatory examination of the Nobel Peace Prize—the most prestigious, admired, and controversial honor of our time. The Nobel Prize, regardless of category, has always been surrounded by politics, intrigue, even scandal. But those pale in comparison to the Peace Prize. In Betraying the Nobel, Norwegian writer Unni Turrettini completely upends what we thought we knew about the Peace Prize—both its history and how it is awarded. As 1984’s winner, Desmond Tutu, put it, “No sooner had I got the Nobel Peace Prize than I became an instant oracle.” However, the Peace Prize as we know it is corrupt at its core. In the years surrounding World War I and II, the Nobel Peace Prize became a beacon of hope, and, through its peace champions, became a reference and an inspiration around the world. But along the way, something went wrong. Alfred Nobel made the mistake of leaving it to the Norwegian Parliament to elect the members of the Peace Prize committee, which has filled the committee with politicians more loyal to their political party’s agenda than to Nobel’s prize's prerogative. As a result, winners are often a result of political expediency. Betraying the Nobel will delve into the surprising, and often corrupt, history of the prize, and examine what the committee hoped to obtain by its choices, including the now-infamously awarded Cordell Hull, as well as Henry Kissinger, Al Gore, and Barack Obama. Turrettini shows the effects of increased media attention, which have turned the Nobel into a popularity prize, and a controversial and provocative commendation. The selection of winners who are not peace champions according to the mandates of Alfred Nobel’s will creates distrust. So does lack of transparency in the selection process. As trust in leadership and governance reaches historic lows, the Nobel Peace Prize should be a lodestar. Yet the modern betrayal of the Nobel’s spirit and intentions plays a key role in keeping societal dysfunctions alive. But there is hope. Betraying the Nobel will show how the Nobel Peace Prize can again become a beacon for leadership, a catalyst for change, and an inspiration for rest of us to strive for greatness and become the peace champions our world needs.

Betraying the Nobel

Betraying the Nobel

Author: Unni Turrettini

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1643135643

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 255

The Nobel Prize, regardless of category, has always been surrounded by politics, intrigue, and even scandal. But those pale in comparison to the Peace Prize, which remains the most prestigious, admired, and controversial prize of our time. Norwegian writer Unni Turrettini completely upends what we thought we knew about the Peace Prize—both it’s history and how it is awarded. As 1984’s winner, Desmond Tutu, put it, “No sooner had I got the Nobel Peace Prize than I became an instant oracle.” However, the Peace Prize as we know it is corrupt at its core. In the years surrounding World War I and II, the Nobel Peace Prize became a beacon of hope, and, through its peace champions, became a reference and an inspiration around the world. But along the way, something went wrong. Alfred Nobel made the mistake of leaving it to the Norwegian Parliament to elect the members of the Nobel Peace Prize committee, which has filled the committee with politicians more loyal to their political party’s agenda than to Nobel’s prize's perogative. As a result, winners are often a result of political expediency. Betraying the Nobel, will delve into the surprising, and often corrupt, history of the prize, and examine what the committee hoped to obtain by its choices, including the now-infamously awarded Cordell Hull, as well as Henry Kissinger, Al Gore, and Barack Obama. Turrettini shows the effects of increased media attention, which have turned the Nobel into a popularity prize, and a controversial, trouble-provoking commendation. Selecting winners who are clearly not peace champions creates distrust. So does lack of transparency in the selection process. As trust in leadership and governance reaches historic lows, the Nobel Peace Prize is a symbolic reference as to how we, as a society, are doing. The modern betrayal of the Nobel’s spirit and intentions plays a key role in keeping societal dysfunctions alive. But there is hope.Betraying the Nobel will show how the Nobel Peace Prize can again become a beacon of hope and honorable leadership. The Prize can and should be a catalyst for change—and an inspiration for rest of us into our own greatness and become the peace champions our world needs.

When Gadgets Betray Us

When Gadgets Betray Us

Author: Robert Vamosi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465023394

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 396

Technology is evolving faster than we are. As our mobile phones, mp3 players, cars, and digital cameras become more and more complex, we understand less and less about how they actually work and what personal details these gadgets might reveal about us. Robert Vamosi, an award-winning journalist and analyst who has been covering digital security issues for more than a decade, shows us the dark side of all that digital capability and convenience. Hotel-room TV remotes can be used to steal our account information and spy on what we've been watching, toll-booth transponders receive unencrypted EZ Pass or FasTrak info that can be stolen and cloned, and our cars monitor and store data about our driving habits that can be used in court against us. When Gadgets Betray Us gives us a glimpse into the secret lives of our gadgets and helps us to better understand -- and manage -- these very real risks.

Nobel Prize Library: Juan Ramon Jimenez. Erik Axel Karlfeldt. Par Lagerkvist. Selma Lagerlof

Nobel Prize Library: Juan Ramon Jimenez. Erik Axel Karlfeldt. Par Lagerkvist. Selma Lagerlof

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3554727

Category: Authors

Page: 392

View: 483

Giosue Carducci: Presentation address. Poems. The life and works of Giosue Carducci. The 1906 Prize.--Grazia Deledda: Presentation address. The mother. The life and works of Grazia Deledda. The 1926 Prize.--Jose Echegaray: Presentation address. The great Galeoto. The life and works of Jose Echegaray. The 1904 Prize.--T.S. Eliot: Presentation address. Acceptance speech. Poems. The elder statesman. Tradition and the individual talent. The life and works of t. S. Eliot. The 1948 Prize.

Last Will

Last Will

Author: Liza Marklund

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409031055

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 138

Knowing the truth can be deadly. A frosty December night in Stockholm. A thousand guests attend the prestigious Nobel Prizewinners’ dinner. The evening is one of prestige and glamour. Until two shots are fired on the dance floor. Crime reporter Annika Bengtzon is there, covering the event for the Evening Post. As the police realize she caught a glimpse of the suspect, she is far more interested in getting back to the newsroom. But as more brutal murders follow, Annika finds herself in the middle of something far larger than she had anticipated. No longer just a reporter but also a vulnerable key witness, she begins to close up the gaps linking these crimes, just as the suspect starts closing the net on Annika herself...

The Plot to Betray America

The Plot to Betray America

Author: Malcolm Nance

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316535779

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 511

***NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*** An Explosive, Revelatory Assessment of the Greatest Betrayal in American History, Newly Revised and Updated William Barr · Paul Manafort · Michael Cohen · Steve Bannon · Rudy Giuliani · Mitch McConnell · Roger Stone · George Papadopoulos · Jeff Sessions · And More! "Impressive... a persuasive whodunit narrative." -Washington Post In The Plot to Betray America, New York Times bestselling author and renowned intelligence expert Malcolm Nance reveals exactly how President Trump and his inner circle conspired, coordinated, communicated, and eventually strategized to commit the greatest acts of treachery in the history of the United States: compromising the presidential oath of office in exchange for power and personal enrichment. Seduced by the promises of riches dangled in front of them by Vladimir Putin, the Trump administration eagerly decided to reap the rewards of the plan to put a Kremlin-friendly crony in the Oval Office. Even after his impeachment, Trump continues to defend Putin and jeopardize American intelligence. And instead of interfering, Trump's powerful Republican allies have done everything they can to facilitate Trump's irreparable damage to national security. Through in-depth research and interviews with intelligence experts and insiders, Nance charts Trump's deep financial ties to Russia through his family's investments-including those of Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner-and exposes the corrupt behavior of Trump's other double-crossing pro-Moscow associates. In doing so, Nance also draws a portrait of a venal and selfish president, one who willingly sells American national security to dictators, strongmen, and the ultra-rich at the expense, and sometimes the lives, of American citizens. In this newly revised and updated edition, The Plot to Betray America ultimately sketches the blueprint of the Trump administration's conspiracy against our country-and shows us how we can still fight to defend democracy, protect our national security, and save the Constitution.

The Master Criminal - Ultimate Crime Collection

The Master Criminal - Ultimate Crime Collection

Author: Fred M. White

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547004424

Category: Fiction

Page: 14899

View: 321

DigiCat Publishing presents to you a collection of the greatest Fred M. White thrillers: The Crimson Blind_x000D_ The Cardinal Moth_x000D_ The Corner House_x000D_ The Ends of Justice_x000D_ The House of Schemers_x000D_ The Lord of the Manor_x000D_ The Slave of Silence_x000D_ The Yellow Face_x000D_ The Nether Millstone_x000D_ The Midnight Guest_x000D_ A Fatal Dose_x000D_ The Five Knots_x000D_ The Edge of the Sword_x000D_ The Lonely Bride_x000D_ Craven Fortune_x000D_ The Law of the Land_x000D_ The Mystery of the Four Fingers_x000D_ A Golden Argosy_x000D_ By Order of the League_x000D_ A Daughter of Israel_x000D_ Tregarthen's Wife_x000D_ Blackmail_x000D_ The Weight of the Crown_x000D_ A Shadowed Love_x000D_ The Sundial_x000D_ Netta_x000D_ A Queen of the Stage_x000D_ The Scales of Justice_x000D_ A Crime on Canvas_x000D_ The Golden Rose_x000D_ Paul Quentin_x000D_ A Front of Brass_x000D_ Hard Pressed_x000D_ The White Glove_x000D_ A Mummer's Throne_x000D_ The Secret of the Sands_x000D_ The Man Called Gilray_x000D_ The House of Mammon_x000D_ A Royal Wrong_x000D_ A Secret Service_x000D_ The Sentence of the Court_x000D_ Powers of Darkness_x000D_ The Mystery of the Ravenspurs_x000D_ The Day_x000D_ Ambition's Slave_x000D_ The Salt of the Earth_x000D_ The Lady in Blue_x000D_ The Case for the Crown_x000D_ The Wings of Victory_x000D_ The Leopard's Spots_x000D_ The Honour of His House_x000D_ The Man who was Two_x000D_ The Mystery of Room 75_x000D_ The Councillors of Falconhoe_x000D_ The Mystery of Crocksands_x000D_ The Turn of the Tide_x000D_ The Green Bungalow_x000D_ The Devil's Advocate_x000D_ The Golden Bat_x000D_ The Price of Silence_x000D_ The House on the River_x000D_ The Shadow of the Dead Hand_x000D_ The King Diamond_x000D_ The Riddle of the Rail_x000D_ The Grey Woman_x000D_ Queen of Hearts_x000D_ On The Night Express_x000D_ The Phantom Car_x000D_ A Clue in Wax_x000D_ Found Dead_x000D_ The Man Who Knew_x000D_ A Broken Memory_x000D_ Secret of the River_x000D_ The Blue Daffodil_x000D_ The Master Criminal (True Crime Tales)_x000D_ The Romance of the Secret Service Fund..._x000D_ Frederick White (1859–1935), mostly known for mysteries, is considered also as one of the pioneers of the spy story._x000D_

Nobel's Women of Peace

Nobel's Women of Peace

Author: Michelle Benjamin

Publisher: Second Story Press

ISBN: 9781926739465

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

View: 911

Each year since 1901, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to a person who has made a difference in the world. Twelve women have been given this award, and each has her own fascinating story. Each had to struggle to be heard because she was a woman, and each one shares an incredible determination, commitment, and hope for the future. The most recent winner, Wangari Maathai of Kenya, has helped African women plant more than 30 million trees. How does planting trees promote peace? By improving the lives of communities. Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma has also fought to improve lives by trying to bring democracy to her country. MÌÁiread Corrigan Maguire and Betty Williams worked to end violence in Northern Ireland, Jody Williams campaigns to ban landmines, and Mother Theresa was an example of compassion to millions. The courage of the women here will inspire.

90+ Spy Thrillers, Murder Mysteries & Detective Stories (Illustrated)

90+ Spy Thrillers, Murder Mysteries & Detective Stories (Illustrated)

Author: Fred M. White

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026871439

Category: Fiction

Page: 14899

View: 507

This carefully crafted ebook: "90+ Spy Thrillers, Murder Mysteries & Detective Stories (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Crimson Blind The Cardinal Moth The Corner House The Ends of Justice The House of Schemers The Lord of the Manor The Slave of Silence The Yellow Face The Nether Millstone The Midnight Guest A Fatal Dose The Five Knots The Edge of the Sword The Lonely Bride Craven Fortune The Law of the Land The Mystery of the Four Fingers A Golden Argosy By Order of the League A Daughter of Israel Tregarthen's Wife Blackmail The Weight of the Crown A Shadowed Love The Sundial Netta A Queen of the Stage The Scales of Justice A Crime on Canvas The Golden Rose Paul Quentin A Front of Brass Hard Pressed The White Glove A Mummer's Throne The Secret of the Sands The Man Called Gilray The House of Mammon A Royal Wrong A Secret Service The Sentence of the Court Powers of Darkness The Mystery of the Ravenspurs The Day Ambition's Slave The Salt of the Earth The Lady in Blue The Case for the Crown The Wings of Victory The Leopard's Spots The Honour of His House The Man who was Two The Mystery of Room 75 The Councillors of Falconhoe The Mystery of Crocksands The Turn of the Tide The Green Bungalow The Devil's Advocate The Golden Bat The Price of Silence The House on the River The Shadow of the Dead Hand The King Diamond The Riddle of the Rail The Grey Woman Queen of Hearts On The Night Express The Phantom Car A Clue in Wax Found Dead The Man Who Knew A Broken Memory Secret of the River The Blue Daffodil The Master Criminal (True Crime Tales) The Romance of the Secret Service Fund… Frederick White (1859–1935), mostly known for mysteries, is considered also as one of the pioneers of the spy story.

The Selected Short Works of Frederick Merrick White

The Selected Short Works of Frederick Merrick White

Author: Frederick Merrick White

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465616371

Category:

Page:

View: 561

The era of peace which seemed to be well-begun in 1906 was naturally marked by an extraordinary commercial and financial activity; an amount of world-wide speculations never equalled in intensity, even in the mad times of the South Sea Bubble, or when Hudson, the Railway King, flourished. The countless millions piled up in English banks earning a 2? per cent. interest were lavishly withdrawn, new mines had been started, everybody was going to be rich. On the face of it people had good grounds for their sanguine expectations. The Rand with its forty square miles of of rich gold-bearing reefs containing an untold number of immense fortunes - the richest region on earth - was properly administered for the first time. From the highest to the lowest everybody was investing their savings in South Africa. In other words, there was a tremendous “boom.” Nothing like it had ever been seen in the history of commerce. It was the golden hour of the promoter. Yet, for the most part, the schemes promised well. There was, however, an enormous amount of rubbish ion the market. Some of the more thoughtful financiers scented danger ahead, but they were not listened to. The roar of the Kaffir circus resounded in men’s ears and made them mad. Park Lane would never be able to hold the new millionaires. All England was in the grip of the mania. Bona fide speculation and business had become gambling pure and simple. London thought of nothing else. The City was crammed with excited buyers and operators, the little outside broker of yesterday came down to his office behind a pair of blood horses, and his diamonds were a solid sign of his new prosperity. A busy day was drawing to a close. Carl Ericsson sat in his office smoking a cigarette. Ericsson yesterday had been waiter in an unimportant restaurant. Today he had a fine set of offices and a small mansion at Hampstead. He had “arrived” on the crest of the wave as many far less astute adventurers had done. There was a peculiarly uneasy grin on his dark features, a curious twitching of the lips, and he had the tired eyes of the sleepless. His partner sat opposite him behind a big cigar. He was a fat man with a big jaw and a merciless mouth. Six months before Eli Smith had been a fairly well-to-do suburban butcher. Now he was E. Asherton-Smith, the big financial agent. He boasted, with truth, that he could sign a cheque for Ł40,000 and be none the worse for it. In the area of the City it would have been difficult to find two choicer specimens of rascality than the partners in Ericsson & Co.

The Romance of the Secret Service Fund

The Romance of the Secret Service Fund

Author: Fred M White

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783735756886

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

View: 452

"GO TO DEATH; go to death; go to death; go to death. Your wife's a bride; your wife's a bride. Go to death; go to death; go to death; go to death. Your wife's a bride; your wife's a bride." The mad refrain was hammered into Newton Moore's brain by the clang and roar of the flashing miles. A vivid streak of gold and crimson, enveloped in a cloud of vapor, crashed on over the silver-white metals-the fiery trail that men called the South East European Express. The voice of the big compound engine spoke thus to Newton Moore. To all practical purposes he was going to his death, and was not his wife a bride still? The most valued and trusted servant of the British Secret Service Fund had kissed his wife once upon the lips, and turned his white face to the East at the bidding of his chief.

I Must Betray You

I Must Betray You

Author: Ruta Sepetys

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444967623

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 789

Trapped by an evil dictatorship, will Cristian be forced to betray his family or will he risk everything he loves to resist? A bestselling YA thriller based on real events, from a prizewinning author. Cristian has lived his entire life in the grip of a repressive dictatorship. The country is governed by fear. When the secret police blackmail him, Cristian has an impossible choice. Save the life of his sick grandfather by informing on his family, or risk his life - and all of theirs - by resisting? At 17, Cristian dreams of being free but doesn't know where to turn. In this climate of constant suspicion, can he trust his best friend, his girlfriend or even his family? Closely based on the real events of the Romanian Revolution of 1989, this is a powerful, heart-breaking thriller from the author of Salt to the Sea, winner of the Carnegie Medal.