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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Hoopes, Townsend, 1922-
FDR and the creation of the U.N.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c1997
|Named Person:||Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin Delano Roosevelt|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Townsend Hoopes; Douglas Brinkley
|Description:||1 online resource (xii, 287 p.) : ill.|
|Contents:||The ghost of Woodrow Wilson --
A grim road to war --
Argentia and the Atlantic charter --
Postwar planning begins --
The widening public debate --
Progress in 1943 --
Will the Russians participate? --
Quebec and Moscow --
Cairo and Teheran --
High hopes but inherent limits --
Domestic politics in 1944 --
The Dumbarton Oaks Conference I --
The Dumbarton Oaks Conference II --
The 1944 election --
An unsettling winter --
Contention and compromise at San Francisco --
Appendix : Charter of the United Nations.
|Responsibility:||Townsend Hoopes and Douglas Brinkley.|
Historians Townsend Hoopes and Douglas Brinkley explain how the idea of the United Nations was conceived, debated, and revised, first within the U.S. government and then by negotiation with its major allies in World War II. The experience of the war generated increasing support for the new organization throughout American society, and the U.N. Charter was finally endorsed by the community of nations in 1945. The story largely belongs to President Franklin Roosevelt, who was determined to form an organization that would break the vicious cycle of ever more destructive wars (in contrast to the failed League of Nations), and who therefore assigned collective responsibility for keeping the peace to the five leading U.N. powers - the major wartime Allies. Hoopes and Brinkley focus on Roosevelt but also present vivid portraits of others who played significant roles in bringing the U.N. into being: these include Cordell Hull, Sumner Welles, Dean Acheson, Harry Hopkins, Wendell Willkie, Thomas Dewey, Arthur Vandenberg, William Fulbright, Edward Stettinius, and Walter Lippmann. In an epilogue, the authors discuss the checkered history of the United Nations and consider its future prospects.