The Man Who Fed the World: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug and His Battle to End World Hunger

man-who-fed-the-world
By Leon Hesser

Synopsis: The Man Who Fed the World provides a loving and respectful portrait of one of America’s greatest heroes. Nobel Peace Prize recipient for averting hunger and famine, Dr. Norman Borlang is credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives from starvation-more than any other person in history? Loved by millions around the world, Dr. Borlang is recognized as one of the most influential men of the twentieth century.

Published: August 2006 | ISBN-13: 978-1930754904

Mini-bio: Norman Ernest Borlaug was an American biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called “the father of the Green Revolution”,”agriculture’s greatest spokesperson” and “The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives”. He is one of seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal and was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honour. – Wiki Entry

Author’s mini-bio: Leon Hesser went from being an Indiana farm boy during the Great Depression — he actually operated his own farm business until he was 30 — to the world stage where he helped alleviate global hunger. Then, in his retirement years, he started writing books. – Amazon Profile

“Truly inspirational. A great book about what agricultural science can do to transform the lives of millions – Borlaug, what a legend!” – Dr Donald S Gaydon from 10 Great Books on Agriculture

Gatesnotes Book Review
New Agriculturist Book Review
Sister Ruth’s Book Review

[Image Credit: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qbFh3TeRL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg ]

Advertisements