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AN Ordinary Man: An Autobiography
     

AN Ordinary Man: An Autobiography

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by Paul Rusesabagina, Tom Zoellner
 

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The remarkable life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda

Readers who were moved and horrified by Hotel Rwanda will respond even more intensely to Paul Rusesabagina’s unforgettable autobiography. As Rwanda was thrown into chaos during the 1994 genocide, Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, turned the luxurious Hotel Milles

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AN Ordinary Man: An Autobiography 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The whole world recognizes the greatness of Nelson Mandela, but few would be able to cite Paul Rusesabagina, even if they saw the movie 'Hotel Rwanda.' The movie is very successful within its limitations, but does not even begin to suggest the reservoirs of wisdom, courage, cleverness, imagination and moral depth possessed by the manager of the Hotel Mille Collines during the Rwandan genocide. In a hotel designed to accommodate 300, he sheltered more than 1200 people targeted for killing and lost not one. The story of his ninety-day battle against the murderers with nothing more than his wits, his humanity, and a stash of the hotel's liquor and cash is more gripping by far than the movie, good as it was. It is indeed rare to read a memoir by anyone who comes across as completely authentic and humble even as he is performing deeds of almost unimaginable heroism. I consider this to be the most gripping and impressive book of nonfiction that I have read in several years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Paul Rusesabagina is a true life, modern day hero. This story depicts a gruesome chapter in recent history and it's truths must be recognized and acknowledged. Mr.Rusesabagina illustrates his experience and contribution throughout the Rwandan genocide in horrifying and riveting detail. A must read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is amazing and really sheds light on the UN's position as far as the Rwandan genocide goes. Defnitely a page turner and defninitely better than the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! Paul Rusesbagina's life is what makes up a hero. If you look in the dictionary to find courage, it should read: See 'An Ordinary Man' By Paul Rusesbagina.