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World Leader's Favourite Poems: A Book of Peace

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This collection of international poetry features world famous names; Jorge Luis Borges, Rudyard Kipling, Rainer Maria Rilke, William Wordsworth, Kahil Gibran and Pär Lagerkvist: The poems have all been chosen by national leaders, prime-ministers and presidents including Tony Blair, Ariel Sharon and Gerhard Schröder. There are also personal contributions from some of these influential world leaders themselves such as AJP Abdul Kalam and Ludwig Scotty. The book is subtitled A Book of Peace and is based on an original idea by Mehmet Basci, a Kurdish writer who now lives in Switzerland who wanted to unite, through the love of poetry, some of the worlds most powerful leaders in a dream of peace. The foreword is written by Swiss president, Micheline Calmy-Rey.