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United Nations : the first fifty years

Author: Stanley Meisler
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Beginning with the birth of the U.N., when Roosevelt, Stalin, Truman, and Gromyko set the stage, United Nations brings us a cast of profoundly important and colorful international players: the brilliant Dag Hammarskjold, who became the most daring, imaginative secretary-general the U.N. ever had; Nikita Khrushchev, who electrified the General Assembly as he pounded his shoe in protest over the Congo; Ralph Bunche,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Meisler
ISBN: 0871136163 9780871136169 0871136562 9780871136565
OCLC Number: 32700169
Description: xiv, 386 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Beginnings: From Dumbarton Oaks to San Francisco --
2. Trygve Lie and Iran: Off to a Bad Start --
3. Ralph Bunche and the Infant State of Israel --
4. The Korean War: No More Manchurias --
5. Dag Hammarskjold --
6. Suez: The Empires Strike Out --
7. The Battles of Katanga and the Crash of Hammarskjold --
8. Adlai Stevenson and the Cuban Missile Crisis: The U.N. as Theater --
9. U Thant and the Quest for Peace in Vietnam --
10. The Six-Day War --
11. Kurt Waldheim: The Big Lie --
12. Zionism Is Racism --
13. UNESCO: Defenses of Peace in the Minds of Men --
14. Javier Perez de Cuellar and the End of the Cold War --
15. The Persian Gulf War --
16. Boutros Boutros-Ghali --
17. The Somalia Debacle --
18. Alibi: The U.N. in Bosnia --
Epilogue: The Fiftieth Anniversary --
Appendix I. A U.N. Chronology --
Appendix II. U.N. Peacekeeping Missions (as of April 1995) --
Appendix III. The U.N. System.
Responsibility: Stanley Meisler.
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Beginning with the birth of the U.N., when Roosevelt, Stalin, Truman, and Gromyko set the stage, United Nations brings us a cast of profoundly important and colorful international players: the brilliant Dag Hammarskjold, who became the most daring, imaginative secretary-general the U.N. ever had; Nikita Khrushchev, who electrified the General Assembly as he pounded his shoe in protest over the Congo; Ralph Bunche, the grandson of a slave and "the Jackie Robinson of American diplomacy," who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his U.N. work in the Middle East; and U.S. ambassador Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who walked out of the General Assembly over the Third World's anti-Zion resolution. United Nations is a story filled with action and heartbreak.

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