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The Oxford 50th Anniversary Book of the United Nations
     

The Oxford 50th Anniversary Book of the United Nations

by Charles Patterson
 

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,

Overview

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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From the Publisher
"A comprehensive history of the UN that shows the delicate balance of peace in the world today and the challenges ahead. A fine resource."—School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195082807
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

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).

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