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Oxford marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations with a comprehensive and entertaining history that introduces readers to the work of the UN and helps them understand its first half century of achievements, challenges, and disappointments. The story of its creation, a look at its internal structure, its work in international peace and economic development, and an introduction to UN-related organization (UNESCO, the World Health Organization, etc.) are presented in a clear blending of fact and human experience. Sidebars show the UN in action, and appendices, chronology, further reading lists, and index make this an impressive reference and resource for the entire family.
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Charles Patterson is the author of a number of history books and biographies for young readers, including Anti-Semitism: The Road to the Holocaust and Beyond; Thomas Jefferson; Hafiz Al-Asad of Syria; and Marian Anderson (winner of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award). He has taught history social studies, English, and writing at the secondary school, college, and adult education levels. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University (M.A. in English literature and Ph.D. in history/religion).
Grade 7 Up?A comprehensive history of the UN that shows the delicate balance of peace in the world today and the challenges ahead. Patterson discusses the earliest attempts at international cooperation, the League of Nations, and the wartime Allied meetings that led to the creation of the UN in 1945. Its internal structure is described in the areas of international peace and security, disarmament, economic development, social issues, human rights, and international law. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs from news sources and UN archives. Gray-shaded sidebars throughout contain human-interest stories reflecting programs in action. Appendixes give listings of member states with dates of admission, the complete text of the UN charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, addresses of major UN organizations, and a guide to acronyms of major agencies. A fine resource.?Sylvia Hook, Chelsea Public Library, VT
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M019508280X