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NORMAN E. BORLAUG - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED 08/24/1971 - HFSID 322768

 
NORMAN E. BORLAUG
Signed typescript of an interview with the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Congressional Gold Medal recipient
Typescript signed: "Norman/E/Borlaug/Aug 24, 1971", in black ink, 8½x11. Typescript of an interview with Borlaug entitled "The Man and the Miracle". American agricultural scientist Norman E. Borlaug (1914-2009) was raised on an Iowa farm, so it seems appropriate for him to be awarded the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in developing high-yield, disease resistant grains that increased food production in developing countries. These efforts earned him the title "Father of the Green Revolution". Without these breakthroughs, the massive famines predicted for the late twentieth century certainly would have occurred. Because of this, it's been said that Borlaug saved more lives than any person who ever lived. Incidentally, only 7 people have won the "trifecta" of a Nobel Prize, a Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977) and a Congressional Gold Medal (2006). You may have heard of some of the others : Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and Elie Wiesel. Toned. Normal mailing folds. Light surface creases. Ink in typescript faded, but legible. Staple holes in top left corner. Ink stamp on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.


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NORMAN E. BORLAUG
Born: March 25, 1914 in Cresco, Iowa
Died: September 12, 2009 in Dallas, Texas




Film Credits
2009 Freedom from Famine: The Norman Borlaug Story (in person), 2003 Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (in person), 1979 The Late Great Planet Earth (in person)


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