The Nobel Prize: A History of Genius , Controversy and Prestige

  • Publish Date: 2000-11-02
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Burton Feldman

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Founded one hundred years ago by the inventor of dynamite, the Nobel Prize is the world's most celebrated and controversial honor. It grants its winners instant celebrity and acclaim for service to mankind, despite accusations that it is too trendy, arbitrary, and narrow-minded. In examining both its fame and notoriety, Burton Feldman opens up the Nobel institution and process: how it originated, how it works, and how it is influenced by outside pressures (political, moral, personal and academic). The Nobel Prize is an extraordinary work that never fails to surprise, provoke, and entertain.

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