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Unvanquished: A U.S. - U.N. Saga

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For years the United States has treated the United Nations as an extension of its own foreign policy, while other member states--especially smaller, less influential countries--have looked to the United Nations to represent their collective interests. This conflict escalated in the fall of 1996, when the United States unilaterally decided to deny Secretary-General Boutros ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Random House
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Gemma
Dec 16, 2009 Gemma rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone else with UN Secretaries General Obsession Syndrome
Shelves: 2007
I loved this book! It was a total riot! It's basically just Boutros being in a complete huff with the Clinton Administration for not re-electing him SG. One of the funniest bits is when he first meets Madeleine Albright...
"Ambassador Albright seemed shy and very nice. Short and plump, she had sharp blue eyes that were dazzling when set off by a blue dress. She presented her credentials to me with Warren Christopher protectively at her sight."
Short and plump? Can he say that?

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Frederick Glaysher
UNvanquished. A US UN Saga, Boutros Boutros-Ghali[return][return]Global Tragedies of Our Own Making…. October 30, 2000[return][return]I’ve often thought or returned to passages in Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s Unvanquished since reading it in the early summer of 1999. Throughout the debate and defeat of the CTBT, the charades over Congressional withholding of funding to the UN, Jesse Helms’ appalling performance before Security Council Members in January of 2000, my attending the Millennium Forum as ...more
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Boutros Boutros-Ghali was born into a prominent Egyptian family. His grandfather, just plain Boutros Ghali, had been Prime Minister, and his uncle, Wassif Ghali, was Foreign Minister. Young Boutros was raised a Coptic Christian, and dreamed of becoming a lawyer. He got his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1946, and followed that with a Ph.D. in international law in 1949. Boutros-
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