Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan

A Man of Peace in A World of War

Book - 2007
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In this thoughtful, balanced biography, former Los Angeles Times foreign and diplomatic correspondent Stanley Meisler traces Kofi Annan's unconventional rise from optimistic student to striving personnel and budget specialist in the United Nations bureaucracy to full-time manager of the world's crises. The book presents a unique portrait of this widely admired leader, with Annan's own view of events tempered and augmented by those of his allies and opponents, defenders and detractors.
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ. : John Wiley & Sons, c2007.
ISBN: 9780471787440
Branch Call Number: B ANNAN KOFI
Characteristics: xii, 372 p. [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.


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Kofi Annan was a diplomat from Ghana and became the first black African Secretary-General of the United Nations. He served two terms from 1997 – 2006. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work. During his tenure as Secretary-General he set the Millennium Development Goa... Read More »

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Jul 08, 2014

An insightful book into contemporary world affairs and a man who played a key role in shaping events. Although the first third of this biography is mundane, the concluding two thirds, when Kofi Annan is Secretary General of the United Nations from 1995-2005 is a gripping account of tragic genocides, raging egos, conflicting management styles, and self-serving political maneuvering.

Jul 05, 2009



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