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The Lion, the Fox and the Eagle

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Three Canadians – Lewis MacKenzie, Romeo Dallaire and Louise Arbour – were at the centre of the two greatest tragedies of the 1990s. Two of them could have stopped the killing. One was asked to bring the perpetrators to justice. In this riveting, original and explosive book, Carol Off explores the failure of peacekeeping missions in Sarajevo and Rwanda, and the internation ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 9th 2001 by Vintage Canada (first published October 20th 2000)
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Kirsten Allen
The focus of this book are three Canadian citizens who played a primary role in the UN peacekeeping missions and resulting international tribunals of the Bosnia and Rwanda genocides.

The Lion in the story is Romeo Dallaire, the Canadian general who led the UN's peacekeeping effort in Rwanda in 1993-1994. I have already read his autobiography about what he witnessed while in Rwanda, and was once again impressed with what he did, and saddened to read more about the post-traumatic stress he experien
Very good book. Easy to sit and read, despite the subject matter. As a journalist Off knows how to write in a very accessible manner and the book is very enjoyable. One of the most enjoyable reads for class I've ever had.
Great Canadian book - looks at Canada's participation in UN fiascos
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Carol Off is a Canadian television and radio journalist, associated with CBC Television and CBC Radio. She has been a host of CBC Radio's As It Happens since 2006. Previously a documentary reporter for The National, Off also hosted the political debate series counterSpin on CBC Newsworld.

She is the vice-president of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. She was awarded ACTRA's John Drainie Awa
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