United Nations: A History

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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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A Note on the Expanded Edition
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Off to a Bad Start
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U Thant and theQuestforPeace in Vietnam
The SixDay
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TheU N in Bosnia 19 Horrors in Rwanda
The Accidental SecretaryGeneral 21 America Defies the U N andInvades Iraq 22 Ban Kimoon the Slippery

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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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