Extraordinary in its detail, this year-by-year account chronicles the tenure of Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim as he struggled to lead the United Nations through the veritable diplomatic minefield of the Vietnam conflict. Includes a narrative overview which highlights Waldheim's strengths while making clear why his unprecedented bid for a third term at the UN's helm ended in failure.
About the Author
James Daniel Ryan is Professor of History and Chairman of the Department of History at Bronx Community College, CUNY.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 1 The UN and the World: Prelude to the Waldheim Years Chapter 2 2 Waldheim to the Helm: Piloting the UN in a Sea of Adversity Chapter 3 3 Waldheim: Diplomat in Kissinger's Shadow Chapter 4 4 Waldheim As World Leader Chapter 5 5 The UN Quest for Peace Chapter 6 6 Hopes Betrayed Chapter 7 7 A More Dangerous World Chapter 8 Chronology, 1971-1981 Chapter 9 Appendix A United Nations Members Chapter 10 Appendix B Excerpt from the Charter of the United Nations Chapter 11 Bibliography Chapter 12 Index Chapter 13 About the Author