They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest To Eradicate The Use Of Child Soldiers

byRomeo Dallaire

Paperback | September 13, 2011

They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest To Eradicate The Use Of Child Soldiers by Romeo Dallaire
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"The ultimate focus of the rest of my life is to eradicate the use of child soldiers and to eliminate even the thought of the use of children as instruments of war." —Roméo Dallaire

In conflicts around the world, there is an increasingly popular weapon system that requires negligible technology, is simple to sustain, has unlimited versatility and incredible capacity for both loyalty and barbarism. In fact, there is no more complete end-to-end weapon system in the inventory of war-machines. What are these cheap, renewable, plentiful, sophisticated and expendable weapons? Children.

Roméo Dallaire was first confronted with child soldiers in unnamed villages on the tops of the thousand hills of Rwanda during the genocide of 1994. The dilemma of the adult soldier who faced them is beautifully expressed in his book's title: when children are shooting at you, they are soldiers, but as soon as they are wounded or killed they are children once again.

Believing that not one of us should tolerate a child being used in this fashion, Dallaire has made it his mission to end the use of child soldiers. In this book, he provides an intellectually daring and enlightening introduction to the child soldier phenomenon, as well as inspiring and concrete solutions to eradicate it.
Foreword by Ishmael Beah  Introduction  1. Warrior Boy 2. Little Soldiers, Little Killers 3. Kidom 4. Kidom Lost 5. How a Child Soldier Is Made 6. How a Child Soldier Is Trained and Used 7. How to Unmake a Child Soldier 8. The Moment: Killing a Child Soldier 9. The Child Soldiers Initiative 10. What You Can Do  Appendix: International ...
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Title:They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest To Eradicate The Use Of Child So...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.7 inPublished:September 13, 2011Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307355780

ISBN - 13:9780307355782

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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