My name Is Jody Williams : : a Vermont girl's winding path to the Nobel Peace prize

Title My name Is Jody Williams : : a Vermont girl's winding path to the Nobel Peace prize
Names Williams, Jody.
Book Number DBC19624
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation From her modest beginnings to her selection as 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 toward standing up to bullies with the defense of her deaf brother, her transformation in college from good girl to hippie chick, 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 she took up the challenge of founding and coordinating the campaign to outlaw and clear antipersonnel mines, leading to the birth of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), and culminating in 1997 with the Nobel Peace Prize. Unrated.
Narrator Signorat, Monique.
Local Subject Biography & Autobiography - BIO
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
Politics and Government - POL
Current Events / Contemporary Issues - CON
History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Short Book - SH
Audience Notes Female narrator.
LC Subject Nobel Prize winners - United States - Biography
Pacifists - United States - Biography
Women Nobel Prize winners - United States - Biography
Call Number 327.1743 ANF B
Language English
Released 2013
Publication Info Berlin : Vermont Department of Libraries, Special Services Unit, 2013
Original Publication Recorded from: University of California Press; Berkeley, CA; 2013. 9780520270251
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