The Road to Peace: From the Disarming of the Great Lakes to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

The Road to Peace: From the Disarming of the Great Lakes to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

by William Lambers

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Overview

At a press conference President Eisenhower stated, "the concept of atomic war is too horrible for man to endure and to practice, and he must find some way out of it." In "The Road to Peace" read about President Eisenhower and President Kennedy’s pursuit of a nuclear test ban treaty, a first step in nuclear arms control with the Soviet Union. The attempt to control nuclear weaponry came at a time when the Soviet Union and the United States were engaged in the Cold War. Tensions were running high. A lesser-known arms control measure is also discussed in the book, how the Soviet Union and the United States actually agreed to ban nuclear weapons from at least one part of the globe in 1959. Also read how a diplomat from Mexico led the struggle to create a nuclear weapons free zone in Latin America in the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis. "The Road to Peace" includes the struggles between America and Britain over the Great Lakes and the Oregon territory. The now peaceful border of the United States and Canada did not come about easily. Read about diplomatic initiatives after World War I when the great hope of mankind was an end to warfare. Also, there is a concluding section on the INF and Open Skies treaties. Featured in "The Road to Peace" are notable peace efforts by extraordinary statesmen who served in government here and abroad from 1812 to the 20th century. Lessons of diplomacy and cooperation between countries are applicable to today's conflicts.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011807251
Publisher: William K Lambers
Publication date: 11/22/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

William Lambers is the author of several books and numerous articles on global hunger, nuclear arms control and other topics. His writings have been published by the History News Network, Chicago Sun-Times, the Cincinnati Enquirer, New York Times, the Bakersfield Californian, the Duluth News Tribune, the Charleston Gazette-Mail and the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has feature columns running at Blogcritics Magazine, Examiner.com and American Chronicle. He partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme on the book Ending World Hunger: School Lunches for Kids Around the World. The book features over 50 interviews about school feeding programs that fight child hunger in Afghanistan, Sudan, Nepal, Yemen and many other countries. Lambers is a graduate of the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio (BA, MSOL).

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