Capital of the World" by Charlene Mires for a TLC Book Tour, I couldn't say no! It tells the story of the the race to host the United Nations. While I knew the UN was headquartered in New York City, I did not know much more about the roots of that organization. I had a vague recollection of learning about the formation of the UN in a high school history class, but that is about I knew about the UN. It was interesting to read about the various cities that campaigned hard for the opportunity to host the United Nations in their city. A lot of cities threw their name in the hat from big cities like San Francisco to smaller, less known areas like the Black Hills of South Dakota. That one shocked me the most to be quite honest. I have been to the Black Hills several times, but I can't say I would have ever guessed that they tried to house the United Nations headquarters!
If you enjoy reading non-fiction and are curious about the origins of the United Nations, then this is the book for you!
Do you enjoy non-fiction? Do you read many non-fiction books each year? These days I don't but once the CFA is behind me, I would like to start reading a non-fiction book every 2-3 months. My heart will always belong to fiction, but I do see the benefits of sprinkling in some non-fiction among the lighter fiction books I read!