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Diplomat : Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis (Hardcover) (Antony Anderson)

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Saturday, November 3, 1956

The United Nations, New York City

about 10 p.m.

Lester Pearson, Canada's foreign minister (and future prime minister) stands before the United Nations General Assembly. He is about to speak, reading from a proposal composed of seventy-eight painstakingly chosen words. These words, shaped by caution and hope, are a last-ditch attempt to prevent a conflict in Egypt from igniting a conflagration throughout the Middle East. Pearson, in perhaps his finest hour, is about to carve out a razor's edge of common ground to bring together angry allies and bitter enemies by suggesting and making possible the creation of the first UN peacekeeping force.

Pearson's diplomacy throughout the Suez Crisis launched a blold experiment in international security and cemented Canada's reputation as "a moderate, mediatory, middle power." and yet, until now, no one has told the full story of how this Canadian diplomat led the world back from the brink of war. In a unique blending of biography and political history, Antony Anderson'sThe Diplomat draws from diplomatic cables, memoirs, diaries, anecdotes, official memoranda, and exclusive author interviews to create not only a compelling portrait of Pearson, the man at the centre of the negotiations, but also a nuanced analysis of the political maze navigated by Pearson to avert a bloody war.

Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Utp Distribution
Author: Antony Anderson
Language: English
Street Date: September 22, 2015
TCIN: 50312013
UPC: 9780864928740
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-4143
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