The history of the League of Nations is summed up in this book. The dictionary section contains several hundred cross-referenced entries on its founders and supporters, its rather small staff and secretariat, the various subordinate or related organizations, and their overwhelming tasks. The historical background is described in the introduction and plotted year by year in the chronology while the bibliography points to further reading.
Anique H.M. van Ginneken is assistant professor at Utrecht University, where she teaches the history of international relations. She also teaches French foreign policy at the Dutch research center Clingendael and the Netherlands Defense College.