Having received the Nobel Prize for Peace, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal, Norman Borlaug ranks beside Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa. But few people know his name.
Our Daily Bread shows why Borlaug should also be a household name. It is the story of how one man saved billions from certain hunger. And it shows how we too got our daily bread.
In these pages you'll find a gripping journey complete with chance, change and endless challenge. Norman Borlaug followed his own course in his own fashion. Frequently he put himself at odds with authority. Precedents that got in the way were ignored. Having found how to lift food production, he stuck to his mission, regardless of all those who declared him wrong.
That is the thrill ride to be found herein as the Borlaug saga unfolds, teetering forever on the verge of failure only to be saved by some saintly stranger or improbable coincidence. It's been called the greatest story never told. It's also been called the world's first cereal thriller.
This book arose out of the author's Borlaug trilogy. It provides the essence of this agricultural scientist's amazing life story in a single volume that is fast-paced and that employs a simple direct style and includes many new details.