Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations by Stephen C. SchlesingerAct of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations by Stephen C. Schlesinger

Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations

byStephen C. Schlesinger


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InAct 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 Creationprovides a fascinating tale of twentieth-century history not to be missed.
Stephen Schlesingeris 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, includ...
Title:Act of Creation: The Founding of the United NationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6.12 × 0.88 inPublisher:Basic Books

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ISBN - 10:0813332753

ISBN - 13:9780813332758

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