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An Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagina
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Nov 24, 2007

it was amazing
Recommended for: everyone!
Read in November, 2007

Just read this one on vacation; a very fast and furious read. Actually, there were times when I just had to put the book down. This is the story of the genocidic killings in Rwanda in 1994, told by the man who inspired the film 'Hotel Rwaanda'.

I cannot imagine living such a horror yet am inspired by Rusesabagina's unwavering hope and determination during that time to keep people protected and alive, regardless of who they were or what they had done. I take his belief that the best thing to do is to TALK; words have unspeakable power and they are the only way to purge one's self of past harm and bad memories.

Also provides great insight into the UN's shortcomings and the US's blind, deaf and dumb ways when it comes to human rights.
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