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The Resource FDR and the Creation of the U. N, (electronic resource)

FDR and the Creation of the U. N, (electronic resource)

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FDR and the Creation of the U. N
Title
FDR and the Creation of the U. N
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
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Cataloging source
BIP US
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Hoopes, Townsend
Dewey number
341.2/3/09
Intended audience
Scholarly & Professional
Intended audience source
Yale University Press
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brinkley, Douglas
Summary expansion
In recent years the United Nations has become more active in - and more generally respected for - its peacekeeping efforts than at any other period in its fifty-year history. During the same period, the United States has been engaged in a debate about the place of the U.N. in the conduct of its foreign policy. This book, the first account of the American role in creating the United Nations, tells an engrossing story and also provides a useful historical perspective on the controversy. Prizewinning historians Townsend Hoopes and Douglas Brinkley explain how the idea of the United Nations was conceived, debated, and revised, first within the U.S. government and then by negotiation with its major allies in World War II. The experience of the war generated increasing support for the new organization throughout American society, and the U.N. Charter was finally endorsed by the community of nations in 1945. The story largely belongs to President Franklin Roosevelt, who was determined to form an organization that would break the vicious cycle of ever more destructive wars (in contrast to the failed League of Nations), and who therefore assigned collective responsibility for keeping the peace to the five leading U.N. powers - the major wartime Allies. Hoopes and Brinkley focus on Roosevelt but also present vivid portraits of others who played significant roles in bringing the U.N. into being: these include Cordell Hull, Sumner Welles, Dean Acheson, Harry Hopkins, Wendell Willkie, Thomas Dewey, Arthur Vandenberg, William Fulbright, Edward Stettinius, and Walter Lippmann. In an epilogue, the authors discuss the checkered history of the United Nations and consider its future prospects
Label
FDR and the Creation of the U. N, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000153827
Dimensions
09.250 x 06.130 in.
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unknown
Extent
300 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, SOUTH AFRICA, SYNDETICS, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780300085532
Other control number
9780300085532
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000153827
Label
FDR and the Creation of the U. N, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000153827
Dimensions
09.250 x 06.130 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
300 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, SOUTH AFRICA, SYNDETICS, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780300085532
Other control number
9780300085532
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000153827

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