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Unvanquished by Boutros Boutros-Ghali
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Oct 08, 07

bookshelves: 2007
Recommended for: Anyone else with UN Secretaries General Obsession Syndrome
Read in September, 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?

On a more serious note, for those ready to blame the UN for the humanitarian disasters of the 1990s this book also provides a useful explanation of how the organisation is a scapegoat for the inaction of the developed world.

I just hope Kofi writes his memoirs soon!
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