New York: Atlantic Monthly/ Grove, 1995. Softcover; 531 numbered pages, 8vo, glossy original pictorial wrap
Stated: Uncorrected Proof; publisher information laid in dated June 5, 1995.
BOOK CONDITION: FINE; only a hint of wear at corners, internally fine.
NOTES: Stanley Meisler: (May 14, 1931 - June 26, 2016) ABOUT the book: With four new chapters, this updated edition completes the story of the UN’s last sixty-five years, its successes and turbulent past. About the author:
Beginning with the birth of the U.N., when Roosevelt, Stalin, Truman, and Gromyko set the stage, United Nations: A History brings us a cast of profoundly important and colorful international players: the brilliant Dag Hammarskjöld, who became the most daring, imaginative Secretary-General the U.N. ever had; Nikita Khrushchev, who electrified the General Assembly as he pounded his shoe in protest over Congo; Ralph Bunche, the grandson of a slave and "the Jackie Robinson of American diplomacy," who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his U.N. work in the Middle East; and U.S. ambassador Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who walked out of the General Assembly over the Third World's anti-Zion resolution. United Nations: A History is a story filled with action and heartbreak.
United Nations: A History begins with the creation of the organization in 1945. Although its aim was 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.
Stanley Meisler was born in Bronx, New York on May 14, 1931. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the City College of New York in 1952 and took graduate courses in English literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He became a reporter for The Middletown Journal in Ohio in 1953. He joined The Associated Press a year later and covered the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s march on Washington in 1963 for them. In 1964, he was hired as a deputy to Charles Peters, at the time the director of the Office of Evaluation and Research at the Peace Corps. He joined The Los Angeles Times in 1967. He wrote several books including United Nations: The First Fifty Years, Kofi Annan: A Man of Peace in a World of War, When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years, and Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse. He died from heart failure on June 26, 2016 at the age of 85.
NOTES: Stanley Meisler: (May 14, 1931 - June 26, 2016)
ABOUT the book:
With four new chapters, this updated edition completes the story of the UN’s last sixty-five years, its successes and turbulent past.
About the author: