Profiles in humanity : the battle for peace, freedom, equality, and human rights
This compelling book tells the inspirational stories of men and women who fought for peace, freedom, equality, and human rights throughout the twentieth century. Often at great personal risk, they did what they could to alleviate the suffering caused by Hitler, Stalin, and Mao; by racists in America and South Africa; and those who would oppress women everywhere. Tracing the lives of the unsung and the famous, Cohen retraces the lives of such figures as Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Pope John XXIII, Aung San Suu Kyi, Margaret Sanger, and Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Together, these biographies paint an unforgettable portrait of the famous and unsung people who stepped forward with the moral vision to intervene, often at great personal cost, to alleviate human misery.