AT A GLANCE:
After his mysterious death in an air crash in central
Africa, Dag Hammarskjöld was described by U.S. president 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 a truly great individual.
Hammarskjöld the statesman and Hammarskjöld author of Markings, a classic spiritual journal, meet in these pages—and the reader will meet them both. A mid-twentieth century figure, Hammarskjöld speaks directly to our time.