SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL: THE FAILURE OF HUMANITY IN RWANDA. ROMO DALLAIR E WITH BRENT BEARDSLEY

SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL: THE FAILURE OF HUMANITY IN RWANDA. ROMO DALLAIR E WITH BRENT BEARDSLEY

By: Dallaire, Rom'o

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On the tenth anniversary of the date that UN peacekeepers landed in Rwanda, Random House Canada is proud to publish the unforgettable first-hand accou nt of the genocide by the man who led the UN mission. Digging deep into sha ttering memories, General Dallaire has written a powerful story of betrayal , naivete, racism and international politics. His message is simple and und eniable: "Never again." When Lt-Gen. Romeo Dallaire received the call to se rve as force commander of the UN intervention in Rwanda in 1993, he thought he was heading off on a modest and straightforward peacekeeping mission. T hirteen months later he flew home from Africa, broken, disillusioned and su icidal, having witnessed the slaughter of 800,000 Rwandans in only a hundre d days. In "Shake Hands with the Devil", he takes the reader with him on a return voyage into the hell of Rwanda, vividly recreating the events the in ternational community turned its back on. This book is an unsparing eyewitn ess account of the failure by humanity to stop the genocide, despite timely warnings. Woven through the story of this disastrous mission is Dallaire's own journey from confident Cold Warrior, to devastated UN commander, to re tired general engaged in a painful struggle to find a measure of peace, rec onciliation and hope. This book is General Dallaire's personal account of h is conversion from a man certain of his worth and secure in his assumptions to a man conscious of his own weaknesses and failures and critical of the institutions he'd relied on. It might not sit easily with standard ideas of military leadership, but understanding what happened to General Dallaire a.

Title: SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL: THE FAILURE OF HUMANITY IN RWANDA. ROMO DALLAIR E WITH BRENT BEARDSLEY

Author Name: Dallaire, Rom'o

Categories: War & Espionage,

Publisher: Arrow Books: 2004

ISBN Number: 0099478935

ISBN Number 13: 9780099478935

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000048807