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The Resource Totally unofficial : the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin, [Raphael Lemkin] ; edited by Donna-Lee Frieze

Totally unofficial : the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin, [Raphael Lemkin] ; edited by Donna-Lee Frieze

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Totally unofficial : the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin
Title
Totally unofficial
Title remainder
the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin
Statement of responsibility
[Raphael Lemkin] ; edited by Donna-Lee Frieze
Title variation
Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin
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Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Among the greatest intellectual heroes of modern times, Raphael Lemkin lived an extraordinary life of struggle and hardship, yet altered international law and redefined the world's understanding of group rights. He invented the concept and word "genocide" and propelled the idea into international legal status. An uncommonly creative pioneer in ethical thought, he twice was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Although Lemkin died alone and in poverty, he left behind a model for a life of activism, a legacy of major contributions to international law, and--not least--an unpublished autobiography. Presented here for the first time is his own account of his life, from his boyhood on a small farm in Poland with his Jewish parents, to his perilous escape from Nazi Europe, through his arrival in the United States and rise to influence as an academic, thinker, and revered lawyer of international criminal law"--
  • "Life and work of Raphael Lemkin, who immigrated to the U.S. during World War II and made it his life's work to fight genocide, a term he coined, with the might of the U.N. Genocide Convention"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1900-1959
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lemkin, Raphael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Frieze, Donna-Lee
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lemkin, Raphael
  • Lawyers
  • Lawyers
  • Human rights workers
  • Human rights workers
  • Genocide
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Totally unofficial : the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin, [Raphael Lemkin] ; edited by Donna-Lee Frieze
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780300186963
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012051175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)813392860
Label
Totally unofficial : the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin, [Raphael Lemkin] ; edited by Donna-Lee Frieze
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780300186963
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012051175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)813392860

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