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A World Made New - Mary Ann Glendon

Paperback Published: 1st June 2002
ISBN: 9780375760464
Number Of Pages: 342

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Unafraid to speak her mind and famously tenacious in her convictions, Eleanor Roosevelt was still mourning the death of FDR when she was asked by President Truman to lead a controversial commission, under the auspices of the newly formed United Nations, to forge the world's first international bill of rights.
A World Made New is the dramatic and inspiring story of the remarkable group of men and women from around the world who participated in this historic achievement and gave us the founding document of the modern human rights movement. Spurred on by the horrors of the Second World War and working against the clock in the brief window of hope between the armistice and the Cold War, they grappled together to articulate a new vision of the rights that every man and woman in every country around the world should share, regardless of their culture or religion.
A landmark work of narrative history based in part on diaries and letters to which Mary Ann Glendon, an award-winning professor of law at Harvard University, was given exclusive access, A World Made New is the first book devoted to this crucial turning point in Eleanor Roosevelt's life, and in world history.

"Finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award"

Industry Reviews

"Riveting and important...Glendon tells this story with vivid detail and narrative drive."
--The Washington Post

"Vividly written and evenhanded, A World Made New is an important, potentially galvanizing book, and in this frightful, ferocious time, marked by war and agony, it is urgent reading."
--Blanche Wiesen Cook, Los Angeles Times

"A terrific story, and Glendon tells it well....An illuminating and unexpectedly timely book."
--The New Republic

"The definitive account...Anybody concerned with the question of human rights in today's world will need to read it and refer to it."
--The New York Times Book Review

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
The Longing for Freedomp. 3
Madam Chairmanp. 21
A Rocky Startp. 35
Every Conceivable Rightp. 53
A Philosophical Investigationp. 73
Late Nights in Genevap. 79
In the Eye of the Hurricanep. 99
Autumn in Parisp. 123
The Nations Have Their Sayp. 143
The Declaration of Interdependencep. 173
The Deep Freezep. 193
Universality Under Siegep. 221
Epilogue: The Declaration Todayp. 235
Notesp. 243
The Secretariat's June 1947 Draft (Humphrey Draft)p. 271
The June 1947 Draft Revised by Cassin (Cassin Draft)p. 275
The June 1947 Draft Revised by the Full Commissionp. 281
The Commission's December 1947 Draft (Geneva Draft)p. 289
The Commission's June 1948 Draft (Lake Success Draft)p. 294
The December 1948 Third Committee Draftp. 300
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, December 10, 1948p. 310
Indexp. 315
Photo and Illustration Creditsp. 335
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ISBN: 9780375760464
ISBN-10: 0375760466
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 1st June 2002
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1