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If the United Nations needed further evidence of its increasingly precarious relationship with Westchester County, a single memorable event on a Saturday afternoon in October provided it. One of the UN’s staunchest friends, Nelson Rockefeller, invited one thousand delegates and alternates to lunch at his family’s estate, Pocantico Hills, near Tarry-town in Westchester County. But more than two hours after the  Read more...
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ISBN: 9780814707944 0814707947 9780814708354 0814708358
Publication:MIRES, CHARLENE; Capital of the World : The Race to Host the United Nations; 194; New York; London : NYU Press, 2013
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 8183497101
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If the United Nations needed further evidence of its increasingly precarious relationship with Westchester County, a single memorable event on a Saturday afternoon in October provided it. One of the UN’s staunchest friends, Nelson Rockefeller, invited one thousand delegates and alternates to lunch at his family’s estate, Pocantico Hills, near Tarry-town in Westchester County. But more than two hours after the “typical American” luncheon was to begin, more than half of the expected guests were missing. They were not snubbing one of the nation’s richest and most influential families—they were lost in the unfamiliar terrain beyond Manhattan. Even the

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