Lucia Mouat

The Author

Lucia Mouat is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Academic Council on the United Nations System. A longtime correspondent and editorial writer for the Christian Science Monitor, she covered the UN as her last assignment. She holds a BA in international relations from the University of Wisconsin and an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Massachusetts.

Book Reviews

“An epic book – accurate, interesting, and … a reliable historical account,”

Sir Brian Urquhart, former UN Undersecretary-General

“I am impressed with the thoroughness of the research, interviews, and analysis. ”

Stephen Schlesinger, author of Act of Creation

“Comprehensive….I do not know of any other book that brings all of the Secretaries-General together,”

James Sutterlin, former Director of the Office of UN Secretary General and Distinguished Fellow at Yale University

“I hope the book gets the wide attention it deserves…,”

Dr. Leon Gordenker, Professor Emeritus of Politics, Princeton University

“A fascinating, enjoyable history…”

Kirkus Indie Reviews

“A great read…Mouat’s prowess as a journalist is clear”

Foreword Clarion Reviews

“A new book likely to become a standard reference on the subject.”

Barbara Crossette, PassBlue, a digital publication that covers the UN

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