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A Desperate Passion: An Autobiography

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"Dr. Helen Caldicott," the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle declares, "is back on the scene." A Desperate Passion is Caldicott's engaging, inspiring memoir, chronicling her life both on and off the scene. Raised in Australia and trained as a physician, she first found her voice protesting French nuclear tests in the Pacific. Years later she rose to international prominence, founding Physicians for Social Responsibility, "which did perhaps more than any other group to thrust the nuclear issue under the public eye" (New York Times).

"Driven by intense passions, she seems to have adopted the world's population as her children. And all of us are probably better off as a result" (East Bay Express Books)--but Caldicott, wife and mother of three, found that her success did not come without cost. This is a personal story too, a candid, revealing self-portrait of a woman who has not relinquished her remarkable efforts to save the world.

Synopsis:

"She showed me what one set-on-fire human being can do to shift the consciousness of the world." --Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking

About the Author

Helen Caldicott is an internationally recognized antinuclear activist, cofounder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and founder of the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament and the International Physicians to Save the Environment. She lives in Australia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393316803
Author:
Caldicott, Helen
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.95 lb

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