The Peace That Never Was

A History of the League of Nations

by Ruth Henig

Series: Makers of the Modern World

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  • 9781910376782
  • 9781912208562
Ninety years ago, the League of Nations convened for the first time, hoping to create a safeguard against destructive, world-wide war by settling disputes through diplomacy. This book looks at how the League was conceptualized and explores the multifaceted body that emerged. This new form for diplomacy was used in ensuing years to counter territorial ambitions and restrict armaments, as well as to discuss human rights and refugee issues. The League’s failure to prevent World War II, however, would lead to its dissolution and the subsequent creation of the United Nations. As we face new forms of global crisis, this timely book asks if the UN’s fate could be ascertained by reading the history of its predecessor.
  • Haus Publishing; May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781912208562
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  • Title: The Peace That Never Was
  • Series: Makers of the Modern World
  • Author: Ruth Henig
  • Imprint: Haus Publishing
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781910376782
  • 9781912208562

About The Author

Ruth Henig is a historian and former Labour Party politician. She is now Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords.