Barbara Ward: Her Life and Letters

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A&C Black, Dec 30, 2010 - Political Science - 212 pages
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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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Contents

1 Early Years Early Promise
1
2 At The Economist in Wartime
11
3 The Economist Romance and a New Book
27
4 Starting with a New Nation
51
5 Expanded Pursuits and Affections
63
6 US Politics and Presidents
97
7 At the Second Vatican Council
131
8 Development and Environment are Joined
153
9 Working for International Justice and Peace
169
10 A Clear Voice for Our Planet
181
Notes
205
Index
209
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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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