United Nations: A History (Google eBook)

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Grove Press, Nov 11, 2011 - History - 496 pages
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United Nations: A History begins with its creation in 1945. Although the organization was created to prevent war, many conflicts have arisen, ranging from The Korean War, to The Six Day War, to genocide in Bosnia and Rwanda. Stanley Meisler’s in-depth research examines the crises and many key political leaders. In this second edition, Meisler brings his popular history up to date with accounts of the power struggles of the last fifteen years, specifically spotlighting the terms of secretaries-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon. This is an important, riveting, and impartial guide through the past and recent events of the sixty-five-year history of the United Nations.

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United Nations, the first fifty years

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The Korean War. Suez. The Congo. The Cuban Missile Crisis. The Six-Day War. The Persian Gulf War. Somalia. Rwanda. Bosnia. Meisler, who reports on foreign affairs and the United Nations for the Los Angeles Times, surveys 50 years of U.N. diplomatic triumphs and failures. Read full review

Review: United Nations: The First Fifty Years

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A through and objective history of the first 50 years of the United Nations. It is not a complex, difficult read since Meisler clearly explains the world events following its creation. if you are interested in international history/ international events, defenately pick this one up. Read full review


A Note from the Author
A Note on the Expanded Edition
From Dumbarton Oaks to San Francisco
Off to a Bad Start
Ralph Bunche and the Infant State of Israel
No More Manchurias
Dag Hammarskjöld
The Empires Strike
Defenses of Peace in the Minds of
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar and the End of the Cold
The Persian Gulf
Boutros BoutrosGhali
The Somalia Debacle
The U N in Bosnia
Horrors in Rwanda
The Accidental SecretaryGeneral

The Battles of Katanga and the Crash of Hammarskjöld
The U N as Theater
U Thant and the Quest for Peace in Vietnam
The SixDay
The Big
Zionism Is Racism
America Defies the U N and Invades Iraq
Ban Kimoon the Slippery
A U N Chronology
U N Peacekeeping Missions

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About the author (2011)

Stanley Meisler, the author of three books, served as a Los Angeles Times foreign and diplomatic correspondent for thirty years, assigned to Nairobi, Mexico City, Madrid, Toronto, Paris, the United Nations and Washington. He still contributes articles to the Times and writes a commentary for his website, stanleymeisler.com.

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