By Anita Price Davis,Marla J. Selvidge

From the 1st lady Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Bertha von Suttner (1905), to the newest and youngest lady Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai (2014), this booklet in its moment variation offers an in depth examine the lives and accomplishments of every of those 16 Prize winners. they didn't anticipate attractiveness or reputation for his or her work—economist Emily Greene Balch (1946) used to be shocked to profit that any one knew approximately her. yet they didn't paintings in isolation: all met with discouragement, derision, threats or—in Yousafazi’s case—attempted homicide and exile. A background of the Prize and a biographical cartoon of Alfred Nobel are included.

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