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The Resource FDR and the creation of the U.N., Townsend Hoopes, and Douglas Brinkley

FDR and the creation of the U.N., Townsend Hoopes, and Douglas Brinkley

Label
FDR and the creation of the U.N.
Title
FDR and the creation of the U.N.
Statement of responsibility
Townsend Hoopes, and Douglas Brinkley
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ4986
LC item number
.H66 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
FDR and the creation of the U.N., Townsend Hoopes, and Douglas Brinkley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references pages 271-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cairo and Teheran
  • High hopes but inherent limits
  • Domestic politics in 1944
  • Dumbarton Oaks Conference I
  • Dumbarton Oaks Conference II
  • 1944 Election
  • Unsettling winter
  • Contention and compromise at San Francisco
  • Ghost of Woodrow Wilson
  • Grim road to war
  • Argentia and the Atlantic charter
  • Postwar planning begins
  • Widening public debate
  • Progress in 1943
  • Will the Russians participate? - -
  • Quebec and Moscow
Control code
35548803
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780300069303
Lccn
96035272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
FDR and the creation of the U.N., Townsend Hoopes, and Douglas Brinkley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references pages 271-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cairo and Teheran
  • High hopes but inherent limits
  • Domestic politics in 1944
  • Dumbarton Oaks Conference I
  • Dumbarton Oaks Conference II
  • 1944 Election
  • Unsettling winter
  • Contention and compromise at San Francisco
  • Ghost of Woodrow Wilson
  • Grim road to war
  • Argentia and the Atlantic charter
  • Postwar planning begins
  • Widening public debate
  • Progress in 1943
  • Will the Russians participate? - -
  • Quebec and Moscow
Control code
35548803
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780300069303
Lccn
96035272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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