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Kobo ebook. For the first time in the United States comes the tragic and profoundly important story of the legendary Canadian general who "watched as the devil took control of paradise on earth and fed on the blood of the people we were supposed to protect.
Instead, he was exposed to the most barbarous and chaotic display of civil war and genocide in the past decade, observing in just one hundred days the killings of more than eight hundred thousand Rwandans. With only a few troops, his own ingenuity and courage to direct his efforts, Dallaire rescued thousands, but his call for more support from the world body fell on deaf ears.
In Shake Hands with the Devil, General Dallaire recreates the awful history the world community chose to ignore. He also chronicles his own progression from confident Cold Warrior to devastated UN commander, and finally to retired general struggling painfully, and publicly, to overcome posttraumatic stress disorder—the highest-ranking officer ever to share such experiences with readers.
About The Author. After returning from Rwanda, he was promoted to three-star general and served in various senior positions including assistant deputy minister in the Canadian Ministry of Defence. He is the highest-ranking military figure ever stricken with post-traumatic stress disorder, and con The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda Format: Paperback Dimensions: December 21, Publisher: Da Capo Press Language: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: Look for similar items by category: Customer Reviews of Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda.
Select Parent Grandparent Teacher Kid at heart. Age of the child I gave this to: Hours of Play: Tell Us Where You Are: Preview Your Review. Thank you. Your review has been submitted and will appear here shortly. Reviews Rated 5 out of 5 by rjess from Powerful This book is a powerful read!
The author does a remarkable job describing the events that occurred during the Rwandan Genocide. At times the book becomes very technical, however, if you power through those parts you will be continuously moved by the events that took place. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by kjo from Powerful This is a necessary read.
Even if you have little knowledge of military and politics, you will be able to follow this. This is a deeply important story.
Something that should be required reading for all whether you are in the military or just a regular person who loafs on the couch as a pass time. Rated 4 out of 5 by APStudents from Personal take on politics This was part of my reading for a college politics course.
It was one of multiple personal narratives that I was assigned to read, and I found it to be the most touching, compelling, damning portrayal of human rights abuses. Students who study international politics must read this to understand the gravity of human rights to ensure that future generations recognize individual value over political gain.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Raven from Heartbreaking It was difficult to read this but worth it. Dallaire is brutally honest and tells the story as it is - not how people want to hear it. Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert from Raw and necessary reading 'Never again' is a useless catch phrase, a man-made concoction to satisfy those in power within the First World.
In what should be compulsory reading for all history students, you will finish the book wanting to strangle the UN, Boutros-Ghali, Annan, the US and France, all who gutted several resolutions that would have stopped the killing of , Rwandans in days far sooner. Despite having visited the Milles Collines and the Kigali Genocide Museum, I remain complicit if I do not realise that a lost soul is equal to one standing on its grave. Rated 2 out of 5 by Alexis from Disappointing I had been looking forward to reading this book for years, and when I finally got the chance I was quite disappointed.
It seems that a lot of the book focus on military specifics, which is fine for those who want to learn about that, but that isn't what was advertised. And I felt there was a lot of shaming certain officials. Rated 5 out of 5 by melanie from Eye opening Romeo Dallaire's story of his experiences of the Rwandan genocide are truly eye opening.
It is amazing and devastating to see how the world chose to ignore this horrific act. Readers begin by following his life before he was sent to Rwanda and his journey through the military to seeing the daily struggles he and his team faced trying to get resources to prevent and then stop this genocide. It is an amazing read. Dallaire takes you through what it's like to bear witness to genocide.
Long chapters that provoke deep thought, definitely a book to take your time with. Rated 5 out of 5 by tniel from A must read An amazing book written by an even more amazing man. Everyone should read this book.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pinky from Powerful read Excellent book. A real eye opener. All should read. Rated 5 out of 5 by Kent from Excellent This is a fantastic book about one of the bright chapters in an otherwise dark story.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kiaa from Necessary I first read this years ago. It us very well put together and very informative of the tragedy of the Rwandan Genocide. This book should be part of the grade social studies curriculum. Rated 5 out of 5 by Mink from Powerful book This book is a real eye opener in terms of international assistance and Canada's role in peacekeeping missions. Romeo Dallaire is an amazing individual. The events that unfolded in Rawanda are atrocious and hopefully we will learn from them.
Rated 5 out of 5 by pyaqk from Worth every bucks Sad and shocking story so well written. A must read. Rated 5 out of 5 by Emily from Heartbreaking Absolutely eye opening and heart breaking. Thank god for Romeo Dallaire. Rated 5 out of 5 by Emily from Intriguing Gripping and intriguing. I am not usually a fan of non-fiction but this one drew me in.
Dallaire described the tragedy in Rwanda like no other perspective. The failing of the U. Rated 5 out of 5 by Zainib from Great book! So intense and real! Rated 5 out of 5 by Will from Frightening The UN was really exposed in this book as am indifferent, corrupt and incompetent body that has no ability to really solve any issues. The atrocities documented in this book are horrifying. Still this book was informative as well as disturbing. Rated 5 out of 5 by Melissa17 from At times horrifying This book was definitely hard to read at times mostly because of the subject matter but it is an excellent book, and an important story for Dallaire to tell.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steven from Whirlwind of emotions Sad to see the depths that humanity can sink to. Yet also inspiring seeing the amazing kindness we can show towards each other.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott from Compelling! Couldn't take my eyes off the page Date published: Both books are hard to put down as the graphic images and compelling stories make the content come to life.
It provides excellent information on his career, but more importantly the genocide in Rwanda and his thoughts on how to fix it. Rated 5 out of 5 by Nancy from Powerful This account of the event s during the genocide in Rwanda is powerful. Dalaire doesn't pull any punches as he chronicles the daily happenings, the requests for assistance from the United Nations and the international community, and the results of the inaction by the global community.
The horrors he witnessed, the challenges his team faced, and the lives they did save all are documented. This book should be on everyone's list. Rated 5 out of 5 by lesleyatsales from Powerful An amazing read. The reader is taken to where the writer wants us to go and it is a very moving first-hand account of the genocide. It makes me realize just how fortunate we are in Australia.
I would thoroughly recommend this book.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tony from Great Read about a terrible time Read this in paper form a few years ago. A fantastic read about a terrible event.
A must read in my opinion Date published: Especially for a Canadian like myself who's never been to Africa. Many photographs of the victims of the massacre are available on the Internet today. Looking at these helps to create images that you will see in your mind as you read this book.
I don't agree with everything Mr Dallaire says. He seems good-hearted albeit angry and sometimes even left-wing, strangely for a military man. He does make a good case for our military, which I like, but in the book he discusses "human rights" and mentions "humanism", an ideology I disagree with. Throughout the book one gets the feeling that people are sucking up to him as they try to help him.
A lot of the book was about diplomats, politicians, military figures, and a fair portion of the pages were dedicated records of Dallaire's meeting with Rwandan political and military figures, and he recalls what he was trying to decide about these people.
Although it is non-fiction tragically , the book is really layed out like a mystery novel; Dallaire often debates with himself about the possible connections between the former Rwandan government and military and power figures in surrounding countries and how the puzzle fits together, all while being understaffed and underpowered to properly carry out his mission.
I watched the movie this book was based off of and it helps you to understand the book, although a huge portion of the book, namely the behind-closed-door scenes, were not filmed. It is hard to rate this book. Who "really likes" a book about a brutal end to an already brutal civil war in a small central African country? I bought it out of intrigue, wanting to read about what was happening in Africa at a time when I was watching 'The Lion King'. It is not an uninteresting book, but if you are not used to reading mystery novels or long books, it can take a while to finish.
If you are willing to tolerate Dallaire's bitterness and tragic depressing storytelling, it is interesting enough. Rated 2 out of 5 by E. Canadian force commander Romeo Dallaire tells his account of triumphs and failures of his time in charge of the United Nations peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan genocide. Human life was snuffed out at an alarming rate in a vile killing spree. These two groups were comprised of a large Hutu population that was responsible for the barbarous slaughter of the Tutsi and pro-Tutsi Hutus.
Within one hundred days between April and July, approximately , Tutsis were obliterated. I commend all the peacekeepers during this extremely difficult time when the world media and governing bodies ignored all their pleas for aide. It would have been just as easy for Romeo Dallaire to just give up and return to Canada but he felt that he and his fellow peacekeepers could not stand idly by.
I bought this book without knowing too much of the atrocities that were in Rwanda but I knew enough that it would be a very difficult read. There are extremely graphic descriptions within the confines of this book dealing with rape and torture and the subject matter is not for the faint of heart.
It is a must read for anyone in the political science field but I highly recommend it to anyone with a conscience. No matter how idealistic the aim sounds, this new century must become the Century of Humanity, when we as human beings rise above race, creed, colour, religion and national self-interest and put the good of humanity above the good of our own tribe.
For the sake of our children and of our future. Rated 3 out of 5 by Jenn from Required Reading A very important read. Required reading for an Globalization and International Affairs majors. Rated 4 out of 5 by LibraryCin from Interesting and frustrating Dallaire was a Canadian peacekeeper sent by the UN as commander of the peacekeeping effort in Rwanda a few months before the genocide in It was very interesting and extremely frustrating at times to read about what happened from this perspective.
It was the perspective of the people on the ground who were trying with what very little resources they had not nearly enough to find peace in the country before the genocide and civil war broke out.
The UN abused him and all Canadians; they used him as a scapegoat by ignoring his pleas for troops, material and intelligence. He may not have completely averted all of the tragedies that took place How many lives would he and his Contingents have been credited of saving, had he been listened to and granted the respect of his analysis of the entire situation? The prime of the life of a great Canadian Officer was wasted on the un-caring prima-donnas of the UN.
And to ad insult to injury, at the end of his mission, completely demoralized, yet unbeaten, he had to endure and live through a depression that bordered on insanity I bought this book a few days after it was released and read it within a week. It is an extremely compelling account of the horrific Rwandan genocide from one of the few people who tried so hard to stop it. Dallaire pleaded with the UN and the powerful nations of the world to send him a few thousand troops, so that he could save hundreds of thousands of innocent lives.
In the end, it seemed that ignoring what was happening in a tiny African country was more important to those nations than the lives of almost a million Africans.
The story is written by a Canadian Lt. General Romeo Dallaire during the Rwandian genocides in Dallaire went to Rwanda under the UN banner truly believing that the UN was going to make a difference in lives of the Rwandian people and bring peace and stability to this region. Instead, Hutu extremists slaughtered over , Rwandians with the majority being Tutsi.
Dallaire does a good job in going beyond the "military" aspects of the events and actually dealing with the emotional effects of the events.
It's what kept me reading.