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By Kenne Fant, W. Butt

ISBN-10: 3034863683

ISBN-13: 9783034863681

ISBN-10: 3034863691

ISBN-13: 9783034863698

The single full-length biography of the founding father of the Nobel Prize.
Few files have had a extra enduring impact on our century than Alfred Nobel's final will and testomony, for those handwritten sheets validated the main coveted and prestigious awards on the earth. The Nobel Prizes symbolize glory and international stature, and are the stuff of immortality. but the guy whose identify they endure has been misplaced to close obscurity. As Kenne Fant exhibits during this interesting biography, Alfred Nobel's existence contained fierce and troubling paradoxes. He invented dynamite and revolutionized the know-how of destruction, but his desires of a disarmed global encouraged him to create the Nobel Peace Prize.
One of the main robust males of his time, Nobel was once seen by way of a few because the version of luck and entrepreneurial force; to his employees, he used to be an enlightened and scrupulously sincere organization in an age of heartless exploitation. Others, even if, blamed him for the injuries as a result of his innovations and categorised him the service provider of loss of life. Victor Hugo known as him Europe's richest vagabond simply because he moved approximately too restlessly. confused by means of imitators, sycophants, and frauds, and suffering constantly with bureaucracies and patent workplaces (only Thomas Edison handed him within the variety of patents obtained), Nobel was once frequently desperately lonely.
Making huge use of Nobel's letters and writing, Fan's portrait finds Nobel in all his aspects--industrialist, pacifist, hands producer, and poet--and does complete justice to a compelling and visionary determine whose identify will resonate for generations.

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30 5 Die Mutter war Alfreds Universum, nachdem er mit der Schule begonnen hatte. Sie wachte nachts bei ihm und war seine einzige Gesellschaft. Er beschreibt die Situation auf englisch in einem 1851 im Alter von achtzehn Jahren verfaßten Gedicht: My cradle looked a death-bed, andfor years a mother watched with ever anxious care, so little chance, to save the flickering light, my scarce could master strength to drain the breast, and the convulsions followed, till I gasped upon the brink of nothingness - my frame a school Jor agony with death for goal.

Diese Einsicht sollte ihre Lebensanschauung prägen. Sie lernten, hohe Ansprüche an sich selbst zu stellen und nicht nur darauf zu warten, alles von anderen serviert zu bekommen. Die wichtigste Botschaft ihrer Lehrer war, daß man seine Zukunft selbst gestaltet, und daß Fleiß die Mutter jedes glücklichen Lebensschicksals ist. Lange Studientage legten den Grund zu einer konstruktiven Denkart. Nicht zuletzt Alfred stellte unter Beweis, daß er schon während seiner Studienzeit selbständig denken konnte.

Er beschreibt die Situation auf englisch in einem 1851 im Alter von achtzehn Jahren verfaßten Gedicht: My cradle looked a death-bed, andfor years a mother watched with ever anxious care, so little chance, to save the flickering light, my scarce could master strength to drain the breast, and the convulsions followed, till I gasped upon the brink of nothingness - my frame a school Jor agony with death for goal. Diese sieben Zeilen finden sich in einem insgesamt 419 Zeilen umfassenden Gedicht. Sie sind unter dem Einfluß Shelleys geschrieben, dessen Idealismus einen unauslöschlichen Eindruck auf Alfred gemacht hatte.

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