United Nations by Stanley Meisler
The First Fifty Years

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has written a compelling popular history, exploring the U.N.'s culture, its adventures in war, and its evolution into a key international player. From Roosevelt, Stalin, and Truman, who set the stage at the birth of the U.N., to Daniel Moynihan, who walked out of the General Assembly over the Third World's anti-Zion resolution, this is a story filled with action and heartbreak. Photos.

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STANLEY MEISLER is the author of "United Nations: The First Fifty Years," the only authoritative history of the U.N. He has known Kofi Annan for many years, having covered him during much of Annan's career as a public figure. For twenty years, Meisler covered much of the world for the "Los Angeles Times," heading bureaus in Nairobi, Mexico City, Madrid, Toronto, and Paris. He then returned to the United States for a decade to cover the U.N. in New York and the State Department in Washington. Meisler still contributes articles to the paper's Book Review, Sunday Opinion, and Art sections. He has also contributed to "Foreign Affairs," "Foreign Policy," the "Atlantic," "Reader's Digest," and numerous other periodicals.
Published October 1, 1995 by Atlantic Monthly Pr. 386 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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 An even-handed, realistic history that implicitly measures how far the UN has come in achieving the high hopes its founders held when it was created at the end of WW II.

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This lucid, popular version of the first 50 years of UN history by former Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent Meisler is organized around the various crises the UN has faced since its inception--I

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