Alva Myrdal by Sissela Bok
A Daughter's Memoir (Radcliffe Biography Series)

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Once described as "the most modern woman in the world", Alva Mydral, diplomat, feminist, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and one of the founders of the Swedish welfare state, exemplifies both the triumphs and trials of women in this century. Sissela Bok, Mydral's daughter, has written a poignant, candid, and inspiring account of her mother's influential and exuberantly rich life. 16 pages of photographs.
 

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Bok, has been Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis University.
 
Published May 1, 1991 by Perseus Books. 375 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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Internationally acclaimed for her contribution to world peace, Alva Myrdal's personal life (1902-1986) was a series of battles--against her rural Swedish parents, her husband, her children, her reputation, and in her personal quest to find out ``How do I become myself?'' Such ironies abound in th...

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Bok's candid and engaging biography tells how her mother, a Swedish diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize winner, challenged notions about the role of women in society and became known as the ``conscience of the disarmament movement.'' (May)

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Bok ( Secrets ) here offers a loving and candid memoir of her mother, the Swedish diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize winner whose dedication to nuclear disarmament led one of her colleagues at the U.N.

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