"Balanced and insightful, this book is a must for anyone who wants to understand where the U.N. has been and, more importantly, how we might best use its potential for the future." --Thomas R. Pickering, U.S. ambassador to Russia and former ambassador to the U.N.
"Stanley Meisler tells the story of the United Nations, its promise and its problems, with clarity and authority. He brings to life the history of the world organization and [65 years] of America's hopes for and frustration with the world government... This is a definitive account of the United Nations for a general audience, told by a master." --Jim Hoagland, chief foreign correspondent, "The Washington Post"
About the Author
Stanley Meisler, the author of three books, served as a "Los Angeles Times" foreign and diplomatic correspondent for thirty years, assigned to Nairobi, Mexico City, Madrid, Toronto, Paris, the United Nations and Washington. He still contributes articles to the Times and writes a commentary for his website, stanleymeisler.com.