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Author @ the Library: "Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations," with Charlene Mires, Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University-Camden, the author of "Independence Hall in American Memory" and a co-recipient of a Pulitzer Prize in journalism.

July 3, 2013

Program Locations:

Mid-Manhattan Library

 This illustrated lecture tells the story of how the United Nations selected Manhattan as their home (Manhattan happened to be the last place on the UN's list).  Cities from around the country and Canada all passionately pitched the UN--many coming up with over-the-top presentations and PR campaigns--giving rise to the post WWII boosterism that defined that era.