Ordinary Man An Autobiography

ISBN-10: 0670037524

ISBN-13: 9780670037520

Edition: 2006

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Description: The riveting life story of Paul Rusesabaginathe man whose heroism inspired the film Hotel Rwanda As his country was being torn apart by violence during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, hotel manager Paul Rusesabaginathe Oskar Schindler of Africarefused to bow to the madness that surrounded him. Confronting killers with a combination of diplomacy, flattery, and deception, he offered shelter to more than twelve thousand members of the Tutsi clan and Hutu moderates, while homicidal mobs raged outside with machetes. An Ordinary Manexplores what the Academy Award-nominated film Hotel Rwandacould not: the inner life of the man who became one of the most prominent public faces of that terrible conflict. Rusesabagina tells for the first time the full story of his lifegrowing up as the son of a rural farmer, the child of a mixed marriage, his extraordinary career path which led him to become the first Rwandan manager of the Belgian-owned Hotel Milles Collinesall of which contributed to his heroic actions in the face of such horror. He will also bring the reader inside the hotel for those one hundred terrible days depicted in the film, relating the anguish of those who watched as their loved ones were hacked to pieces and the betrayal that he felt as a result of the UNs refusal to help at this time of crisis. Including never-before-reported details of the Rwandan genocide, An Ordinary Manis sure to become a classic of tolerance literature, joining such books as Thomas Keneallys Schindlers List, Nelson Mandelas Long Walk to Freedom, and Elie Wiesels Night. Paul Rusesabaginas autobiography is the story of one man who did not let fear get the better of hima man who found within himself a vast reserve of courage and bravery, and showed the world how one ordinary man can become a hero.

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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 4/6/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Paul Rusesabaginais a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Civil Rights Museums 2005 Freedom Award.

Tom Zoellneris a contributing editor forMen's Healthmagazine and has worked as a reporter at theSan Francisco Chronicle, The Salt Lake Tribune,andThe Arizona Republic. The 2002 recipient of the Knight Fellowship in Specialized Reporting, he lives in New York City.

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