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Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations : A Story of Superpowers, Secret Agents, Wartime Allies and Enemies, and Their Quest for a Peaceful World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date September 17, 2003
Pages 352
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780813333243
ISBN-10 0813333245
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.52 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $27.50
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Summary
Sheds light on the roles of John Foster Dulles, John F. Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson, Nelson Rockefeller, Harry Truman, Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, and E. B. White in a fascinating account of the creation of the United States in the aftermath of World War II. 40,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
In Act 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 Creation provides a fascinating tale of twentieth-century history not to be missed.


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from Basic Books (September 17, 2003)
9780813333243 | details & prices | 352 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.52 lbs | List price $27.50
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Paperback
from Basic Books (December 13, 2004)
9780813332758 | details & prices | 374 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $19.95

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