Reviews for Desmond Tutu


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Fall
These biographies of Nobel Peace Prize winners provide windows into worldwide political and social issues. Triumphs and controversies surrounding the winners (e.g., inaccuracies in Menchu's autobiography) are covered using primary and secondary sources. More photographs would have been useful to break up long discussions of complex issues. There are six other spring 2007 books in this series. Reading list, timeline, websites. Bib., ind. [Review covers these Modern Peacemakers titles: [cf2]Desmond Tutu[cf1], [cf2]Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams[cf1], [cf2]Shirin Ebadi[cf1], [cf2]Mother Teresa[cf1], [cf2]Elie Wiesel[cf1], and [cf2]Rigoberta Menchu Tum[cf1].] Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring
These biographies of Nobel Peace Prize winners provide windows into worldwide political and social issues. Triumphs and controversies surrounding the winners (e.g., inaccuracies in Menchu's autobiography) are covered using primary and secondary sources. More photographs would have been useful to break up long discussions of complex issues. There are six other spring 2007 books in this series. Reading list, timeline, websites. Bib., ind. [Review covers these Modern Peacemakers titles: [cf2]Desmond Tutu[cf1], [cf2]Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams[cf1], [cf2]Shirin Ebadi[cf1], [cf2]Mother Teresa[cf1], [cf2]Elie Wiesel[cf1], and [cf2]Rigoberta Menchu Tum[cf1].] Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Library Media Connection - October 2007
This new biography series focuses on winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. To say that these individuals faced monumental challenges is the epitome of understatement. Complex political conditions are described here in surprisingly understandable detail, and they are among the most difficult situations to read about in human history: apartheid, the Holocaust, and Vietnam. Each volume reviews the subject's life and concentrates on the work that the committee rewarded. The texts include a bit of background on Alfred Nobel and his legacy. These are not dry or typical biographies, for the wide use of quotes allows the individuals to tell their own stories. Of the four books reviewed here, the one about Mandela appears to be the weakest. It contains several typos, the timeline doesn't list the year he received the Nobel Peace Prize, and the bibliography names his Wikipedia entry as a site for further reading. Bibliography. Timeline. Index. Recommended. Corinne H. Smith, Librarian, Anna Maria College, Paxton, Massachusetts © 2007 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

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