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A leadership for peace :how Edwin Ginn tried to change the world /Robert I. Rotberg.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Rotberg, Robert I.
Publication
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press
Contents
Educating a young yankee -- In the beginning was the book -- The essentials of civic engagement -- The quest for reason under law -- A foundation for world peace -- The angel song of universal peace -- Creating a league of nations -- "The most peaceable man in the world."
Date
2007.
Description
"For as long as there has been war, there have been those who have opposed such bloodshed. Here Robert Rotberg details the flowering of the great American peace movement in the late nineteenth century and the remarkable life of its foremost proponent, Edwin Ginn. Born into poverty, Ginn rose to become one of the wealthiest men of his day. While in his mid-fifties, after his second marriage to a much younger woman, he began to direct his time and money to various social causes, primarily the nascent American peace movement. This is the story of Ginn's personal attempt to change world attitudes regarding the dangers of arming for war by appealing to logic, reason, and common sense. In conjunction with the World Peace Foundation, which he founded in 1910, Ginn's vigorous peace campaigning and organizational activities shed substantial light on important foreign and domestic issues in the decades leading up to the First World War. Featuring a colorful cast of characters, including Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and David Starr Jordan, the first president of Stanford University, A Leadership for Peace explores fundamental questions of war and peace that are still relevant today."--Jacket.
xiii, 247 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Notes
Gift of Maureen Meister and David Feigenbaum, 2014.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-234) and index.
ISBN
0804754551
9780804754552
GUSN
307961
Call Number
Stacks JZ5540.2 .G56 R68 2007
Other People and Orgs
Ginn, Edwin, 1838-1914.
Ginn, Edwin.
World Peace Foundation.
Descriptive terms
Ativistas políticos.
Biografias.
Pacifismo (história)
Pacifists
Pacifists.
Paz.
Pazifismus.
Peace movements History 20th century.
Peace movements.
Peace.
Material Type
Biography.
Places
Estados unidos.
USA.
United States
United States.

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