The Oxford 50th Anniversary Book of the United Nations

The Oxford 50th Anniversary Book of the United Nations

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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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 223.5 x 286.3 x 22.6mm | 1,099.79g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, maps
  • 019508280X
  • 9780195082807

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"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 "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 "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 "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 Journalshow more

About Charles Patterson

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).show more