Borlaug's scientific achievements saved hundreds of millions
of lives and earned him the Nobel Peace Prize and the distinction
of one of the 100 most influential individuals of the 20th
Century." Jimmy Carter
Borlaug is an American hero and a world icon." George H. W. Bush
biography of one of the greatest men of our time is written
in the same fast-paced, common sense style that has characterized
the amazingly creative life of Norman Borlaug... No one can
tell this story of Dr. Borlaug better than his fellow agriculturist
and development authority, Dr. Leon Hesser." George McGovern
the day he was born in 1914, Norman Borlaug has been an enigma.
How could a child of the Iowa prairie, who attended a one-teacher,
one-room school; who flunked the university entrance exam; and
whose highest ambition was to be a high school science teacher
and athletic coach, ultimately achieve the distinction as one
of the one hundred most influential persons of the twentieth century?
And receive the Nobel Peace Prize for averting hunger and famine?
And eventually be hailed as the man who saved hundreds of millions
of lives from starvation—more than any other person in history?
is it that made Norman Borlaug different? What drove him? What can
we—especially our youth—learn from his life?
questions are answered in Leon Hesser’s authorized biography, The
Man Who Fed the World: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug
and His Battle to End World Hunger
addition to an earned Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Dr.
Borlaug has been awarded more than fifty honorary doctorates from
institutions in eighteen countries. At age 91, Borlaug made three
trips during 2005 to Africa and one each to India and Argentina
is his continuing efforts to relieve hunger. During each fall semester,
he is Distinguished Professor of International Agriculture at Texas
request a review copy of The Man Who Fed the World or
to schedule an interview with Leon Hesser,
please contact Diana Obleskow, publicist,
at (239-293-1585) or [email protected]