Barbara Ward: Her Life and Letters

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A&C Black, Dec 30, 2010 - Political Science - 212 pages
Barbara Ward was one of the world's most outstanding writers and speakers on environment and development issues. She was a pioneer of the international movement which led on issues from resource scarcity and protecting the environment to climate change and planetary survival. 'Our visionary perspective is the true realism - and that is what we must pursue', she wrote.

Barbara Ward was a close ally of world politicians both in the United States and the United Kingdom; she was a confidante of figures such as Ernest Bevin, Adlai Stevenson and Lyndon Johnson. This book brings all Ward's genius and qualities to life - her eloquence, her intellect, her charm and her unique ability to analyse the challenges of development in the contemporary world.

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1 Early Years Early Promise
2 At The Economist in Wartime
3 The Economist Romance and a New Book
4 Starting with a New Nation
5 Expanded Pursuits and Affections
6 US Politics and Presidents
7 At the Second Vatican Council
8 Development and Environment are Joined
9 Working for International Justice and Peace
10 A Clear Voice for Our Planet

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About the author (2010)

Jean Gartlan was Director of Special Programs for Catholic Relief Services, the overseas aid program of the American Catholic community. Previously she served as editor/writer with the United Nations Affairs Office of the U.S. Catholic Conference. She spent seven years in Tanzania with the African American Institute and three years in Ghana in journalism training and women's organizations as a volunteer with the Catholic Church. It was at that time that she knew Barbara Ward, although their paths crossed briefly in later years.

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