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Shake Hands with the Devil : The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda - Romo Dallaire

Shake Hands with the Devil

The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

Paperback Published: 20th December 2004
ISBN: 9780786715107
Number Of Pages: 592

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For the first time in the United States comes the tragic and profoundly important story of the legendary Canadian general who "watched as the devil took control of paradise on earth and fed on the blood of the people we were supposed to protect." When Romé o Dallaire was called on to serve as force commander of the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda, he believed that his assignment was to help two warring parties achieve the peace they both wanted. Instead, he was exposed to the most barbarous and chaotic display of civil war and genocide in the past decade, observing in just one hundred days the killings of more than eight hundred thousand Rwandans. With only a few troops, his own ingenuity and courage to direct his efforts, Dallaire rescued thousands, but his call for more support from the world body fell on deaf ears. In Shake Hands with the Devil, General Dallaire recreates the awful history the world community chose to ignore. He also chronicles his own progression from confident Cold Warrior to devastated UN commander, and finally to retired general struggling painfully, and publicly, to overcome posttraumatic stress disorder-the highest-ranking officer ever to share such experiences with readers.

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Toronto Globe and Mail "Almost certainly the most important book published in Canada this year." Quill & Quire "[Shake Hands with the Devil] is an affidavit for an indictment-an indictment of the murderers, the hamstrung, bureaucratized UN, and the self-absorbed developed world. ... Romeo Dallaire emerges as our post-Cold War hero." Candy Crowley, CNN Chief Political Correspondent"It's stark and it's horrible, but it's fascinating and very moving."

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
My Father Told Me Three Thingsp. 8
"Rwanda, that's in Africa isn't it?"p. 28
"Check out Rwanda and you're in charge"p. 43
Enemies Holding Handsp. 57
The Clock Is Tickingp. 80
The First Milestonesp. 98
The Shadow Forcep. 135
Assassination and Ambushp. 168
Easter Without a Resurrection of Hopep. 199
An Explosion at Kigali Airportp. 221
To Go or To Stay?p. 263
Lack of Resolutionp. 328
Accountants of the Slaughterp. 374
The Turquoise Invasionp. 421
Too Much, Too Latep. 461
Conclusionp. 510
Glossary of Names, Places and Termsp. 523
Recommended Readingp. 545
Indexp. 549
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ISBN: 9780786715107
ISBN-10: 0786715103
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 20th December 2004
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.7

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