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

Author: Roméo Dallaire; Brent Beardsley
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Romeo 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 desperately wanted. Instead, he was exposed to the most barbarous and chaotic display of civil war and mass execution in recent history, observing in just one hundred days the killings of more than eight hundred thousand  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Canadian
Named Person: Roméo Dallaire; Roméo Dallaire; Roméo A Dallaire
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roméo Dallaire; Brent Beardsley
ISBN: 0679311718 9780679311713 0786714875 9780786714872 0099478935 9780099478935
OCLC Number: 50022773
Description: xviii, 562 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Roméo Dallaire ; with Brent Beardsley.
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Thirteen months after Lt-Gen Romeo went to serve as force commander of the UN intervention in Rwanda in 1993, he flew home broken, disillusioned and suicidal, having witnessed the slaughter of  Read more...

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