Your Man At the U.N

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Your Man At the U.N

By Seymour Maxwell Finger
New York University Press, 1980
320 pp.
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For American decision-making at the United Nations one could not have a better guide than Maxwell Finger, who served in the U.S. Mission for 15 years. He gives candid and eminently fair sketches of those who headed that mission, from Stettinius to McHenry, but the greatest value of the book lies in its detailed treatment of how this unique diplomatic establishment actually functions, in its relations with Washington and in its own East River habitat.