A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
A World Made New tells the dramatic story of the struggle to build, out of the trauma and wreckage of World War II, a document that would ensure it would never happen again. There was an almost religious intensity to the project, championed by Eleanor Roosevelt under the aegis of the newly formed United nations and brought into being by an extraordinary group of men and women who knew, like the framers of the Declaration of Independence, that they were making history. They worked against the clock, the brief window between the end of World War II and the deep freeze of the cold war, to forget the founding document of the modern rights movement.
A distinguished professor of international law, Mary Ann Glendon was given exclusive access to personal diaries and unpublished memoirs of key participants. An outstanding work of narrative history, A World Made New is the first book devoted to this crucial moment in Eleanor Roosevelt's life and in world history.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dono421846 - LibraryThing
Strong account of the drafting of the UDHR. Glendon is not by training an historian, so at moments she drops the necessary tone and perspective with jarring asides, but otherwise it is a consistently methodical description. Readable, informative, well documented. Highly recommended. Read full review
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When it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was the first formal statement of what the phrase human rights actually entailed. Glendon ... Read full review
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