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The peace that never was : a history of the League of Nations

Author: Ruth B Henig
Publisher: London : Haus Publishing Ltd, 2019. 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Ninety years ago the League of Nations convened for the first time hoping to settle disputes by diplomacy not war. This book looks at how the League was shaped and the multifaceted body that emerged, and how it was used in ensuing years to counter territorial ambitions and restrict armaments, as well as its role in human rights and refugee issues. The failure of the League to prevent the Second World War would lead  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth B Henig
ISBN: 9781910376782 1910376787
OCLC Number: 1076799887
Notes: Previous edition was published as The League of Nations; London : Hays Histories, 2010.
Description: xiii, 232 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Contents: One vision, many approaches --
The drafting of the Covenant, Paris, 1919 --
A faltering start --
Conciliation or coercion? The development of the League in the 1920s --
The League and disarmament --
The Manchurian Crisis, 1931-3 --
The Abyssinian disaster --
The League and the development of international society --
The League is dead: long live the United Nations.
Other Titles: League of Nations
History of the League of Nations
Responsibility: Ruth Henig.


Authoritative, yet accessible account of the history of the international organisation. Essential for those interested in 20th-century history, WWI, World History and International Relations, Global  Read more...


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Henig provides greater depth, and much more authority, than the textbooks. She is a sure, and also an entertaining, guide'. -History Review

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