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A Thousand Hills


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Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. You Can't Just Pretend Nothing Happened. 2. Elegant Golden-Red Beauties. 3. That's Why I Survived. 4. A Glass of Milk. 5. Devastation. 6. Creatures from Another World. 7. We Just Didn't Get It. 8. This Is a Coup. 9. Madam, They're Killing My People. 10. What a Farce. 11. Something Really Fills Up in Your Mind. 12. Rwanda Doesn't Matter. 13. The Tricky Part. 14. When You're Not Serious, You Can't Be Correct. 15. Breathless with Fear. 16. Famous for Just One Thing. 17. The Web Grows Big. 18. We Aspire to Be Like Others. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

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Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has worked in more than fifty countries on five continents. He has been New York Times bureau chief in Istanbul, Berlin, and Managua, Nicaragua. He is the coauthor of Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala , and author of Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua; Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds; All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror; and Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq . His Web site is


During the 1990s, the tiny African country Rwanda descended into a devastating genocidal conflict. It has since not only recovered but flourished. In elegant prose and vivid detail, foreign correspondent Kinzer (All the Shah's Men) reconstructs Rwanda's unique history, focusing on the dramatic story of President Paul Kagame, whom he credits as the architect of Rwanda's rebirth. The reading by J. Paul Boehmer (Moby Dick) is not as robust as one might wish, but he smoothly moves the narrative along. A fascinating title giving a solid introduction to modern African history; recommended.-[Audio clip available through]-R. Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

"...tells a remarkable tale about a remarkable man." The Economist Saturday 23 August 2008 "Stephen Kinzer recreates the battles between the RPF and the Rwandan government forces in vivid detail." The National Thursday 10 July 2008

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