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From the book jacket: endorsements by early readers

“Roger Lipsey’s book is a fascinating literary
journey through Dag Hammarskjöld’s
personal and professional life. It demonstrates
how his spirituality and inner strength
were translated into penetrating analyses of
world problems and, most importantly, into
principled action.”

—Jan Eliasson

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

“A monumental and beautifully written
study of the mind and methods of Dag
Hammarskjöld. . . . I am convinced that this
will become the most important and widely
read study of Hammarskjöld.”

—Susan Williams

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of
London, author of
Who Killed Hammarskjöld? The
UN, the Cold War and White Supremacy in Africa  

“An admirably judicious and comprehensive—
and long overdue—study of one of the most
remarkable figures of the twentieth century,
whose presence remains both spiritually and
politically significant for an age of violently
confused international relations.”

—Rowan Williams

Master of Magdalene College (Cambridge
University), former Archbishop of Canterbury
“A great book about a great man who must
not be forgotten in a time which more
than ever needs to see the footprints of
Dag Hammarskjöld—the combination of
wholehearted engagement in the world
and familiarity with the spiritual ‘journey

—K. G. Hammar

Visiting professor (emeritus) at the Centre for
Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University,
and former archbishop of the Church of Sweden

“An important, brilliantly written book. Its
wide selection of sources gives a masterful,
true, and full portrait of Hammarskjöld.
Lipsey’s learned and wise comments
contribute much to understanding the inner
life and outward actions of a unique person.”

—Per Lind

Swedish Foreign Service and personal aide to
Hammarskjöld, 1953–56
“This sensitive exploration of the mind and
ethics of Dag Hammarskjöld the diplomat, the
man of nature, art and belief, is a wonderful,
pioneering homage to one of the intellectual
leaders of the twentieth century.”

—Henning Melber

Director emeritus of the Dag Hammarskjöld
Foundation and professor at the University of Pretoria