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It is said that the choices we make determine the lives we lead. In this book Great Peacemakers you will meet twenty inspiring individuals who have made peace their choice in life. Exploring a wide range of approaches to peacemaking, Great Peacemakers is organized into five paths to peace: choosing nonviolence, living peace, honoring diversity, valuing all life, and caring for the planet. As a whole, the book strives for an overall balance of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, and level of fame. Whether you are a parent seeking positive roles models for your children, an educator looking for thought-provoking material for your students, or someone simply wanting an uplifting read, then Great Peacemakers is sure to meet your needs and inspire the peacemaker in you. Great Peacemakers has won 30 awards including the 2007 International PeaceWriting Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology. The book is also endorsed by three heads of state and three Nobel Peace Prize recipients, including Dr. Oscar Arias, president of Costa Rica and Nobel Laureate, who said: "Powerful, well-researched and, above all, timely, Great Peacemakers should be required reading for the youth of the world." "I should like to congratulate the authors of Great Peacemakers on the contribution that they have made to our understanding of the authors and mechanics of peacemaking. Always at the center of any peace process there are individuals who refuse to countenance the initiation or continuation of violence. They inspire those involved in, or contemplating, conflict that there are other—far better—ways of resolving disputes and they help to lead them toward peaceful solutions. Great Peacemakers provides us with new insights into the nature of these special people." - by F.W. de Klerk former president of South Africa and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. www.greatpeacemakers.com