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Shake Hands with the Devil : The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

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ISBN-10: 0679311726

ISBN-13: 9780679311720

Edition: 2005

Authors: Romeo Dallaire, Brent Beardsley

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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 account of the genocide by the man who led the UN mission. Digging deep into shattering memories, General Dallaire has written a powerful story of betrayal, naïveté, racism and international politics. His message is simple and undeniable: “Never again.” When Lt-Gen. Roméo Dallaire received the call to serve as force commander of the UN intervention in Rwanda in 1993, he thought he was heading off on a modest and straightforward peacekeeping mission. Thirteen months later he flew home from Africa, broken, disillusioned and suicidal, having…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 5.87" wide x 9.02" long x 1.31" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Preface Introduction 1 -- My Father Told Me Three Things 2 -- “Rwanda, that’s in Africa isn’t it?” 3 -- “Check out Rwanda and you’re in charge” 4 -- Enemies Holding Hands 5 -- The Clock Is Ticking 6 -- The First Milestones 7 -- The Shadow Force 8 -- Assassination and Ambush 9 -- Easter Without a Resurrection of Hope 10 -- An Explosion at Kigali Airport 11 -- To Go or To Stay? 12 -- Lack of Resolution 13 -- Accountants of the Slaughter 14 -- The Turquoise Invasion 15 -- Too Much, Too Late Conclusion Glossary of Names, Places and Terms Recommended Reading Index