World Leaders' Favourite Poems: A Book of Peace by Mehmet Basci
This collection of international poetry features world famous names; Jorge Luis Borges, Rudyard Kipling, Rainer Maria Rilke, William Wordsworth, Kahil Gibran and Par Lagerkvist: The poems have all been chosen by national leaders, prime-ministers and presidents, including Tony Blair, Ariel Sharon and Gerhard Schroder. 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 Turkish Kurd 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.