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

Author: Roméo Dallaire; Brent Beardsley
Publisher: New York, NY : Carroll & Graf ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Carroll & Graf trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A Canadian general and former United Nations peacekeeper shares his harrowing eyewitness account of the genocide in Rwanda, revealing how he and his men managed to rescue thousands of people despite the orgy of bloodletting that was erupting all around them. Reprint.
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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: 57358385
Description: xxv, 562 pages : maps ; 23 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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A Canadian general and former United Nations peacekeeper shares his harrowing eyewitness account of the genocide in Rwanda, revealing how he and his men managed to rescue thousands of people despite the orgy of bloodletting that was erupting all around them. Reprint.

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