Thousand Hills Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It

ISBN-10: 0470120150
ISBN-13: 9780470120156
Edition: 2008
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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Paul Kagame grew up as a wretched refugee. He and a group of comrades, determined to force their way back home after a generation of exile, designed one of the most audacious covert operations in the history of clandestine war. Then, after taking power, they amazed the world by stabilizing and reviving their devastated country. Now, as President Kagame, he's obsessed with a single outlandish dream: to make Rwanda the first middle-income country in Africa, and to do it in the space of a single generation. A Thousand Hills tells Kagame's tumultuous life story, including his early fascination with Che Guevara and James Bond, his years as an intelligence agent, his training in Cuba and the United States, the dazzlingly original way he built his secret rebel army, his bloody rebellion, and his outsized ambitions for Rwanda. It is the adventure-filled tale of a visionary who won a war, stopped a genocide, and then set out to turn his country into the star of Africa. Like Ishmael Beah's bestselling A Long Way Gone and Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea, this book recounts the thrilling and uplifting tale of a man who defied the odds to lift himself and his country out of misery toward a more promising future.

Stephen Kinzer is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
You Can't Just Pretend Nothing Happened
Elegant Golden-Red Beauties
That's Why I Survived
A Glass of Milk
Devastation
Creatures from Another World
We Just Didn't Get It
This Is a Coup
Madam, They're Killing My People
What a Farce
Something Really Fills Up in Your Mind
Rwanda Doesn't Matter
The Tricky Part
When You're Not Serious, You Can't Be Correct
Breathless with Fear
Famous for Just One Thing
The Web Grows Big
We Aspire to Be Like Others
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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