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Alfred  Nobel

color portrait of Alfred Nobel [1833-96], cropped             short biography

books by or about Alfred Nobel

movies & TV about Alfred Nobel

The Nobel Prizes

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            face of the Nobel Prize gold medal

"If I have a thousand ideas and only one of them turns out to be good, I am satisfied."

"My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant,
whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace."

"I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results."

signature of Alfred Nobel on the company logo

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          Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or color or nationality should determine who receives the awards. Unaware of this, this writer/webmaster exchanged emails with someone at the Nobel website about why they did not display the national flag for each laureate (to make it easier to extract American laureates, for example) and the response was that the organization is bound not to do such a thing. The intention of this page is to highlight winners of the United States, so the plan is to build the six lists, marking Americans with the U.S. flag on the left-hand side and gradually adding national flags for other laureates on the right-hand side.

official Alfred Nobel bio at Nobel Prize website
Alfred Nobel entry at Wikipedia

books by or about Alfred Nobel

"Nemesis: A Prose Tragedy in Four Acts" [1896] by Alfred Nobel
About Roman murderess Beatrice Cenci [1577-99], partly inspired by Percy Bysshe Shelley's "The Cenci"; the playscript was printed at the time of Nobel's death; considered scandalous and blasphemous, the entire stock except for three copies was destroyed immediately after his death; one surviving edition (bilingual Swedish–Esperanto) was published in Sweden in 2003; it has been translated into Slovenian via the Esperanto version and into French; it was published in Russia in another bilingual (Russian–Esperanto) edition in 2010.

"The Life of Alfred Nobel" [William Heineman Ltd. 1929] by H. Schück & R. Sohlman

"Alfred Nobel: The Loneliest Millionaire" [Ward Ritchie Press, 1969] by M. Evlanoff & M. Fluor

"The Legacy of Alfred Nobel" [The Bodley Head, 1983] by R. Sohlman, Translated by E. Schubert
Swedish original "Ett Testamente" published in 1950

Alfred Nobel biography by Kenne Fant  "Alfred Nobel: A Biography" [1993]
by Kenne Fant, Translated by Marianne Ruuth

Arcade Publng 9x6 pb [8/2014] for $12.34
Arcade Publng 9¼ x6 pb [10/2006] for $14.01
Arcade Publng 9½x6½ hardcover [10/93] out of print/used
Alfred Nobel, Inventive Thinker book by Tristan Boyer Binns  "Alfred Nobel: Inventive Thinker" [2004]
by Tristan Boyer Binns

Franklin Watts library hardcover [2/2004] out of print/used
Franklin Watts library hardcover [2/2004] out of print/used


movies & television about Alfred Nobel

"The Story of Alfred Nobel" short [1939] /tt0031982/

"No Greater Love" aka "The Alfred Nobel Story" [1952] /tt0043635/

"Dynamite, The Story of Alfred Nobel" TV movie [1954] /tt1480067/

"Alfred Nobel - Mr. Dynamite" TV movie [1983] /tt0297718/

"Alfred" aka "Alfred Nobel" [1995] /tt0112316/

"Nobel: The Man" [2001]

"Alfred Nobel" [2006] episode /tt0858167/
of the "Nisse Hults Historiska Snedsteg" TV series

"Eine Liebe für den Frieden - Bertha von Suttner und Alfred Nobel" TV movie [2015] /tt4353858/

The  Nobel  Prizes
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'The Prize' novel by Irving Wallace  'The Prize' novel by Irving Wallace movie tie-in paperback  "The Prize: A Novel" [1962 bestseller] by Irving Wallace [1916-90]
Six people receive a telephone call that invites them to Stockholm, Sweden to accept the Nobel Prize, where each of them becomes engulfed in personal and political intrigue.
Signet mass pb [1962] out of print/used
Signet movie tie-in mass pb [1962] out of print/used
New English Library 8½x5¾ pb [1978] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster 8½x6 hardcover [1962] out of print/80+ used
book entry at Wikipedia
'The Prize' feature film starring Paul Newman  "The Prize" feature film [M.G.M. Dec 1963]
"a fury of excitement, suspense, and terror . . . in which the scientists themselves are - The Prize!" • Produced by Pandro S. Berman & Kathryn Hereford; directed by Mark Robson; screenplay by Ernest Lehman; starring Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson, Elke Sommer, Diane Baker, Micheline Presle, Gérard Oury, Sergio Fantoni, Kevin McCarthy, Leo G. Carroll, Sacha Pitoëff, Jacqueline Beer, John Wengraf, Don Dubbins, Virginia Christine, Rudolph Anders, Martine Bartlett, Karl Swenson, John Qualen, Ned Wever, Britt Ekland
Region 1 Blu-ray not available
Warner Bros. Archive Collection remastered color DVD [8/2011] for $17.99
M.G.M./Warner color VHS [9/98] for $12.80
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [5/2011 upload; 3:27] online at YouTube

Nobel Prize History book by Burton Feldman  "The Nobel Prize: A History of Genius, Controversy, and Prestige" [2000]
by Burton Feldman

Arcade Publng 9x6 pb [9/2012] for $16.95
Arcade Publng 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2000] for $19.99
Nobel Prize Winners Quotes book by George Chityil  "Nobel Quotes: Inspirational and Perplexing Quotes of Nobel Prize Winners"
[2012] by George Chityil

Kindle Edition from Macadu, Ltd. [11/2012] for 99¢ {sic}
200 pages of quotations from Nobel laureates since 1901, including Kofi Annan, Samuel Beckett, Willy Brandt, Albert Camus, Albert Einstein, Milton Friedman, André Gide, Rudyard Kipling, Paul Krugman, Wangari Maathai, Gabriel García Márquez, Mother Teresa, Pablo Neruda, Barack Obama, Theodore Roosevelt, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, and William Butler Yeats

The  Nobel  Peace  Prize
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The  Nobel  Prize  in  Literature
Nobel Prize in Literature official homepage
official list of all Nobel Prizes in Literature
entry at Wikipedia
list of Nobel laureates in Literature at Wikipedia
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The  Nobel  Prize  in  Physics

Marie Sklodowska Curie [1867-1934]
the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person and only woman to win twice
Nobel Prize in Physics, 1903
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1911

“If I could explain it to the average person, [it] wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.”
~~~ Richard P. Feynman [1918-88]

The  Nobel  Prize  in  Chemistry

Marie Sklodowska Curie [1867-1934]
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1911

The  Nobel  Prize  in  Physiology or Medicine

The  Nobel  Prize  in  Economic  Sciences
Established in 1968 by a donation from Sweden's central bank on its 300th anniversary.

Friends  &  Family
Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born in 1833 in Stockholm, Sweden-Norway; he worked for years to improve the safety of nitroglycerine and invented dynamite in 1867;
during his life he was issued 355 patents internationally; he died of a stroke in Sanremo, Italy in December 1896.

brother Robert Hjalmar Nobel [1829-96]
brother Ludvig Nobel [1831–1888]
brother Emil Oskar Nobel [1843-64] died in a factory explosion

first love Alexandra in Russia, who rejected his proposal of marriage

secretary & longtime friend Austro-Bohemian Countess Bertha Kinsky von Suttner [1843-1914] - hired in 1876, won Nobel Peace Prize in 1905.

lover Sofie Hess from Vienna [] together 1876-94

Image  Gallery

oil portrait of Alfred Nobel, seated (top half)         U.S.P.S. 34¢ postage stamp of Nobel Prize Centenary in 2001

L i n k s
official Alfred Nobel bio at Nobel Prize website
Alfred Nobel [1833-96] entry at Wikipedia

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