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Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations

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In Act of Creation, Stephen C. Schlesinger tells a pivotal and little-known story of how Secretary of State Edward Stettinius and the new American President, Harry Truman, picked up the pieces of the faltering campaign initiated by Franklin Roosevelt to create a "United Nations." Using secret agents, financial resources, and their unrivaled position of power, they overcame the intrigues of Stalin, the reservations of wartime allies like Winston Churchill, the discontent of smaller states, and a skeptical press corps to found the United Nations. The author reveals how the UN nearly collapsed several times during the conference over questions of which states should have power, who should be admitted, and how authority should be divided among its branches. By shedding new light on leading participants like John Foster Dulles, John F. Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson, Nelson Rockefeller, and E. B White, Act of Creation provides a fascinating tale of twentieth-century history not to be missed.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-355) and index.

Synopsis:

The Founding of the United Nations.

About the Author

Stephen Schlesinger is Director of the World Policy Institute at the New School University in New York City. In the mid-1990s, he worked at the United Nations, and also served as a speechwriter and foreign policy advisor to New York's Governor Mario Cuomo for twelve years. He is a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers, including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and the New York Observer. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813333243
Subtitle:
The Founding Of The United Nations
Author:
Schlesinger, Stephen
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
Boulder, Colo.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
United nations
Subject:
International Relations - Diplomacy
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
General History
Series Volume:
GTR-582
Publication Date:
20030917
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.46x6.38x1.27 in. 1.53 lbs.

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