It's difficult to write about the United Nations without bogging down in the formal language of its documents, which cover mail aspects of the organization, or being Carried away by the high-flown phrases of its aims. The author has managed to skirt both these pitfalls. She is the wife of the delegate from Israel and has evidently directly witnessed the methods of the UN. She Offers here ia clear guide to the ways in which it has functioned. The first half of the book deals with the major controversies the Security council has faced. It's hard to keep the Score on these matters since viewpoints are conflicting and Since agreement is usually achieved through the maintenance of a precarious procrastination. The book is as up-to-date here as the Cyprus crisis. The second section pertains to the UN's technical assistance programs and its activities anent the underdeveloped nations. Wide coverage is already available on this through"" the UN's own pamphlets and in books such as Katherine Savage's The Story of the United Nations or Edna Epstein's First. Book Book of the United Nations. The clarity of the first section, however, makes this book a good background to how the organization operates.