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Shake hands with the devil : the failure of humanity in Rwanda

Author: Roméo Dallaire; Brent Beardsley
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, [2005], ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 Roméo 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Canadian
Named Person: Roméo Dallaire; Roméo Dallaire
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roméo Dallaire; Brent Beardsley
ISBN: 0786715103 9780786715107 0786714875 9780786714872
OCLC Number: 272983142
Description: xxv, 562 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Inhabiting the horror : foreword / by Samantha Power --
Preface --
Introduction --
My father told me three things --
"Rwanda, that's in Africa isn't it?" --
"Check out Rwanda and you're in charge" --
Enemies holding hands --
The clock is ticking --
The first milestones --
The shadow force --
Assassination and ambush --
Easter without a resurrection of hope --
An explosion at Kigali Airport --
To go or to stay? --
Lack of resolution --
Accountants of the slaughter --
The turquoise invasion --
Too much, too late --
Conclusion --
Glossary of names, places and terms.
Responsibility: Lieutenant -General Roméo Dallaire, with Major Brent Beardsley.

Abstract:

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 Roméo 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 ro retired general struggling painfully, and publicly, to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder - the highest-ranking officer ever to share such experiences with readers.

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