"Dr. 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
"Dr. Borlaug is an American hero and a world icon."
George H. W. Bush
"This 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
Awards, TV & Radio Interviews and Media Reviews


  • Florida Writers Association First Place Biography
  • Florida Publishers Association Best Nonfiction
  • Best Books Award Winner by USA Book News

TV Interview

  • January 16, 2007: 30-minute taped interview by Brian Jud for his show, The Book Authority, at Nutmeg Television in Plainville, near Hartford, CT. It was aired in central Connecticut on January 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Radio Interviews

Newspaper Reviews


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