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Author Dallaire, Roméo.

Title Shake hands with the devil : the failure of humanity in Rwanda / Roméo Dallaire ; with Brent Beardsley
Edition First edition
Published London : Arrow Books, 2004


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 MELB  967.5710431 Dal/Shw  AVAILABLE
 MELB  967.5710431 Dal/Shw  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 562 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Contents 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
Summary Woven through the story of this disastrous mission is Dallaire's own journey from confident Cold Warrior, to devastated UN commander, to retired general engaged in a painful struggle to find a measure of peace, reconciliation and hope. This book is General Dallaire's personal account of his conversion from a man certain of his worth and secure in his assumptions to a man conscious of his own weaknesses and failures and critical of the institutions he'd relied on. It might not sit easily with standard ideas of military leadership, but understanding what happened to General Dallaire and his mission to Rwanda is crucial to understanding the moral minefields our peacekeepers are forced to negotiate when we ask them to step into the world's dirty wars
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical information (pages [545]-548) and index
Subject Dallaire, Roméo.
United Nations -- Peacekeeping forces -- Rwanda.
Genocide -- Rwanda.
Peacekeeping forces -- Rwanda.
Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994 -- Personal narratives.
Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994 -- Atrocities.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Personal narratives.
Author Beardsley, Brent
ISBN 0099478935
Other Titles Failure of humanity in Rwanda