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Kofi Annan A Man of Peace in a World of War
By Stanley Meisler
Paperback, 2007 , 372 pages, very good condition

In this thoughtful, balanced biography, former "Los Angeles Times" foreign and diplomatic correspondent Stanley Meisler traces Kofi Annan's unconventional rise from optimistic student to striving personnel and budget specialist in the United Nations bureaucracy to full-time manager of the world's crises. The book presents a unique portrait of this widely admired leader, with Annan's own view of events tempered and augmented by those of his allies and opponents, defenders and detractors.
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1 Ghana and America. 2 Through the UN System. 3 The Grand Illusion of the First Persian Gulf War. 4 In the Footsteps of Ralph Bunche. 5 Peacekeeping. 6 The Stain of Rwanda. 7 Charade over Bosnia. 8 Supplanting Boutros-Ghali. 9 The New Secretary-General. 10 Intervention: Kosovo and East Timor. 11 The Nobel Peace Prize. 12 Interlude in Vienna and Africa. 13 Facing the American Juggernaut. 14 Relevance and Melancholia. 15 Oil for Food and Kojo. 16 The Year of Summing Up. Kofi Annan's Nobel Peace Prize Lecture. Chronology. Sources. Index.
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