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An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography

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April 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide--Read more about the conflict and the amazing life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda in this remarkable account

Readers who were moved and horrified by Hotel Rwanda will respond even more intensely to Paul Rusesabaginas unforgettable autobiography. As Rwanda was thrown into chaos during the 1994 genocide, Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, turned the luxurious Hotel Milles Collines into a refuge for more than 1,200 Tutsi and moderate Hutu refugees, while fending off their would-be killers with a combination of diplomacy and deception. In An Ordinary Man, he tells the story of his childhood, retraces his accidental path to heroism, revisits the 100 days in which he was the only thing standing between his “guests” and a hideous death, and recounts his subsequent life as a refugee and activist.

 

Synopsis:

The riveting life story of Rusesabagina--the man whose heroism inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda"--is sure to become a classic of tolerance literature. "An Ordinary Man" explores what the film could not: the inner life of the man who became one of the most prominent public faces of that terrible conflict. 8-page photo insert.

About the Author

Paul Rusesabagina is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Civil Rights Museu‛s 2005 Freedom Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143038603
Author:
Rusesabagina, Paul
Publisher:
Penguin Books
With:
Zoellner, Tom
Author:
Rusesabagina, Paul
Author:
Zoellner, Tom
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
History
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
Rwanda
Subject:
Rusesabagina, Paul
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w map on frontispiece
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.76x5.12x.57 in. .38 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The riveting life story of Rusesabagina--the man whose heroism inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda"--is sure to become a classic of tolerance literature. "An Ordinary Man" explores what the film could not: the inner life of the man who became one of the most prominent public faces of that terrible conflict. 8-page photo insert.
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