Shake Hands With The Devil: The Failure Of Humanity In Rwanda

October 12, 2004|
Shake Hands With The Devil: The Failure Of Humanity In Rwanda by Romeo Dallaire
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A brave, unforgettable first-hand account of the Rwandan genocide by a man almost literally haunted by the dead and by the spectre of his mission's failure. Marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of this horrific event, this edition includes a new note from Roméo Dallaire.


     Serving in Rwanda in 1993, LGen. Roméo Dallaire and his small peacekeeping force found themselves abandoned by the UN in a vortex of civil war and genocide. With meagre resources to stem the killing, General Dallaire was witness to the murder of 800,000 Rwandans in a hundred days, and returned home broken, disillusioned and suicidal. Shake Hands with the Devil is his return to Rwanda: a searing book that is both an eyewitness account of the failure of humanity to stop the genocide, and the story of General Dallaire's own struggle to find a measure of peace, reconciliation and hope.
LGEN. ROMEO DALLAIRE served as commander of the 1st Canadian Division and Deputy Commander of the Canadian Army, and is now special adviser to the Canadian government on war-affected children and the prohibition of small-arms distribution. He is married and has three children.
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Title:Shake Hands With The Devil: The Failure Of Humanity In Rwanda
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:592 pages, 8.97 X 6 X 1.29 in
Shipping dimensions:592 pages, 8.97 X 6 X 1.29 in
Published:October 12, 2004
Publisher:Random House of Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780679311720

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