Dunant's Dream

Dunant's Dream

War, Switzerland and the History of the Red Cross

Book - 1998
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Publisher: London : HarperCollins Publishers, 1998
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
Characteristics: xxxi, 780 p., [32] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm


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Feb 15, 2017

Although published in 1998, this account of the origin and history of the International Committee of the Red Cross is well worth reading in the 2010s of ruthless wars, climate-related severe disasters, and super-disease outbreaks. The humanitarian work of the Red Cross has been facilitated by the Geneva Conventions which are often dismissed by contemporary warring parties. In the later 20th century non-governmental humanitarian organizations and agencies of the United Nations came on the world scene to challenge the traditional work of the Red Cross. This almost 800-page book might have benefited from serious editing; and the addition of some maps. This chronicle has photographs, end notes and an index. Scant bibliographies are provided as prefaces to the end notes for each chapter.

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