Hammarskjold, A Life
Roger Lipsey's biography of Dag Hammarskjöld
First edition, second printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 23.5 × 15.5cm, xix + 738pp.
Roger Lipsey has produced a comprehensive, definitive, and timely biography of Dag Hammarskjöld, the second United Nations secretary, a man who, after his mysterious death, was described by U.S. president John F. Kennedy as 'the greatest statesman of our century', and the only person to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize posthumously. Lipsey's biography is based on extensive use of new material, archival and personal letters, and recent scholarship. As such, Hammarskjöld: A Life provides new insights into the life and mind of this great man, for those who know his legacy and those who are meeting him for the first time.
This copy is in good condition, with a little bit of creasing to the wrapper's edges.