A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth And The Man Who Dreamed It
  • A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth And The Man Who Dreamed It
  • A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth And The Man Who Dreamed It
  • A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth And The Man Who Dreamed It
ISBN: 0470120150
EAN13: 9780470120156
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 1, 2008
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 1.4" H x 9.3" L x 6.2" W
Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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In 1994, the world stood idly by as Rwanda was devastated by the most horrifying genocide since the Holocaust. Now this tiny, land-locked nation stands poised to stun the world again--but in a very different way. Killers and survi-vors have embarked on a breathtaking path toward reconciliation, and Rwanda has become one of the most promising countries in the developing world. How did this happen?

In A Thousand Hills, bestselling author Stephen Kinzer tells the dramatic story of Paul Kagame, whose rebel army stopped the genocide and whose government has turned Rwanda into a new star of Africa. Kagame grew up as a wretched refugee, shaped one of the most audacious covert operations in the history of clandestine warfare, and then emerged as a visionary leader with radical ideas about how poor countries can climb out of their misery. Whether his experiment can succeed is a question that has begun to fascinate people across Africa and beyond.

A Thousand Hills tells Kagame's astonishing story more fully than it has ever been told before. Drawingon extensive interviews with Kagame himself and with people who knew him at every stage of his life, Kinzer recounts one of the great untold stories of modern revolution. He traces Kagame through his years as a bitterly angry student, recounts his early fascination with men of action ranging from Che Guevara to James Bond, and explains Read More chevron_right

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