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A world made new : Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Author: Mary Ann Glendon
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This is the story of Eleanor Roosevelt's proudest achievement, one that both she and generations of historians came to see as her greatest contribution to world history." "One of FDR's most cherished dreams as the war drew to a close was that all of the nations dragged into this conflagration would come together to form an international organization whose purpose would be to ensure that such a war would never  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Glendon, Mary Ann, 1938-
World made new.
New York : Random House, c2001
(OCoLC)657307141
Named Person: Eleanor Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ann Glendon
ISBN: 0679463100 9780679463108 0375760466 9780375760464
OCLC Number: 44841516
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 333 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Longing for Freedom --
Madam Chairman --
A Rocky Start --
Every Conceivable Right --
A Philosophical Investigation --
Late Nights in Geneva --
In the Eye of the Hurricane --
Autumn in Paris --
The Nations Have Their Say --
The Declaration of Interdependence --
The Deep Freeze --
Universality Under Siege --
Epilogue: The Declaration Today --
The Secretariat's June 1947 Draft (Humphrey Draft) --
The June 1947 Draft Revised by Cassin (Cassin Draft) --
The June 1947 Draft Revised by the Full Commission --
The Commission's December 1947 Draft (Geneva Draft) --
The Commission's June 1948 Draft (Lake Success Draft) --
The December 1948 Third Committee Draft --
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, December 10, 1948.
Responsibility: Mary Ann Glendon.
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"This is the story of Eleanor Roosevelt's proudest achievement, one that both she and generations of historians came to see as her greatest contribution to world history." "One of FDR's most cherished dreams as the war drew to a close was that all of the nations dragged into this conflagration would come together to form an international organization whose purpose would be to ensure that such a war would never happen again. The president died a few months before the opening of the United Nations in London, and, to the great chagrin of the American delegation, Eleanor Roosevelt went in his place. She performed so well that she was asked to head one of the UN's most sensitive commissions. Her assignment was to hammer out the world's first international bill of rights, a document that would enshrine Roosevelt's four freedoms and define the rights that every man and woman in every country around the world should enjoy. That document, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was the founding document of the modern rights movement."--Jacket.

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