The Legacy of Dag Hammarskjöld

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 | A Public Affair

On Tuesday April 16th, Norm Stockwell subbing for Anjuli Brekke interviewed Roger Lipsey, author of the book, “HAMMARSKJÖLD: A Life.” Lipsey is an author, art historian, editor, and translator, and has written on a wide range of topics and intellectual figures.

Hammarskjold“After his mysterious death, Dag Hammarskjöld was described by John F. Kennedy as the “greatest statesman of our century.” Second secretary-general of the United Nations (1953 – 61), he is the only person to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize posthumously. Through extensive research in little explored archives and personal correspondence, Roger Lipsey has produced the definitive biography of Dag Hammarskjöld. Hammarskjöld: A Life provides vivid new insights into the life and mind of a truly great individual. Hammarskjöld the statesman and Hammarskjöld the author of the classic spiritual journal Markings meet in this new biography – and the reader will meet them both in these pages. A towering mid-twentieth-century figure, Hammarskjöld speaks directly to our time.”

-University of Michigan Press (March 18, 2013)



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