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Dag Hammarskjold: Custodian of the Brush-Fire Peace
Dag Hammarskjold Custodian of the Brush-Fire Peace Author:Joseph P. Lash First Edition. — Perhaps no one of our generation has been a greater instrument for peace than Dag Hammarskjold. — This book, which has been in preparation over a year and a half, is neither a eulogy nor a life story, but a perspective portrait of how Dag Hammarskjold transformed the office of Secretary-General, and with it the United Nations itse... more »lf,, into a major influence in world affairs.
Here are descriptions of how he handled such explosive problems as the American airmen held by Communist China, the Suez, and the Congo. The book explored the approach to the Cold War and his concept of a "UN Presence" serving as a neutral buffer between East and West in the brushfire areas.
The final chapters describe the Soviet attack on Hammarskjold and its possible consequences on the future of the office of Secretary-General, and office that has been described as "the most impossible job on earth."« less