From 1944 to 1946 as the world pivoted from the second world war to an unsteady peace americans in more than two hundred cities and towns mobilized to chase an implausible dream the newly created united nations needed a meeting place a central place for global diplomacy a capital of the world but what would it look like and where would it be. Capital of the world the race to host the united nations by charlene mires new york ny new york university press 2013 pp 320 2995 as world war ii was drawing to a close thought turned to the structure and location of a new organization for peace and security. In her book capital of the world the race to host the united nations charlene mires identifies 248 localities that vied in varying degrees to host the international organizations . For continued access to the public historian content as it publishes become a member of the national council on public history or recommend the public historian to your institutions library vol 36 no 2 may 2014. Read book review capital of the world the race to host the united nations the public historian on deepdyve the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips
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