PEACE IS AN ADVENTURE by Emery Kelen

PEACE IS AN ADVENTURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Bringing medical supplies to earthquake victims in India and malaria victims in the Maldive Islands; preventing locust plagues; sending neutral soldiers to prevent hostilities between nations: all are activities of various UN agencies, furthered by men as personally different as Dag Hammarskjold and Danny Kaye. UN workers go into countries to teach their methods to the natives who will carry on without the international agency's personnel, attempting ""not to take away the old props of society but to strengthen them, so that each culture can grow firmly on its own foundation."" The problems (primarily health) are different in each country but the brief discussions do not present them in depth, and political issues are simplified; individual situations are not sufficiently developed to involve the reader and the accumulation tends to become repetitious.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Meredith