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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • 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
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
341.23/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ4986
LC item number
.H66 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
FDR and the creation of the U.N., Townsend Hoopes and Douglas Brinkley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-277) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ghost of Woodrow Wilson -- A grim road to war -- Argentia and the Atlantic charter -- Postwar planning begins -- The widening public debate -- Progress in 1943 -- Will the Russians participate? -- Quebec and Moscow -- Cairo and Teheran -- High hopes but inherent limits -- Domestic politics in 1944 -- The Dumbarton Oaks Conference I -- The Dumbarton Oaks Conference II -- The 1944 election -- An unsettling winter -- Contention and compromise at San Francisco -- Epilogue -- Appendix : Charter of the United Nations
Control code
ocm47010416
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585360775
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36290798
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47010416
  • ebsco0585360774

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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