A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It [NOOK Book]

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Advance Praise for A Thousand Hills

"What a fascinating tale! What an inspiration! The courage and triumph of Paul Kagame show the beauty of reconciliation and of transcendent leadership. The world needs to learn his lessons, and Stephen Kinzer's brilliant narrative will help make this enlightenment possible."
Walter Isaacson, CEO, the Aspen Institute

"A fascinating account of the near-miracle unfolding before our very eyes: a country, Rwanda, rising from the ashes of genocide ...

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Overview

Advance Praise for A Thousand Hills

"What a fascinating tale! What an inspiration! The courage and triumph of Paul Kagame show the beauty of reconciliation and of transcendent leadership. The world needs to learn his lessons, and Stephen Kinzer's brilliant narrative will help make this enlightenment possible."
Walter Isaacson, CEO, the Aspen Institute

"A fascinating account of the near-miracle unfolding before our very eyes: a country, Rwanda, rising from the ashes of genocide phoenix-like, and its President, Paul Kagame, who is making it happen. This is no hagiography, for he is depicted warts and all. . . . A very good read."
Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Praise for Overthrow

"Kinzer's narrative abounds with unusual anecdotes, vivid description, and fine detail, demonstrating why he ranks among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling."
Washington Post Book World

"A jewel."
—Chalmers Johnson

Praise for All the Shah's Men

"A thrilling tale that pits two characters worthy of a movie against each other."
The Economist

"A very gripping read. . . . A cautionary tale for our current leaders."
The New York Times

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Kinzer (All the Shah's Men) has penned a hagiographic account of Rwandan president Paul Kagame, the Tutsi refugee who organized the Rwandan Military Front in 1994 and helped halt the genocide in Rwanda. Instead of settling scores, Kagame embarked on a program of reconciliation and reconstruction; Kinzer eloquently describes a physical and psychological recovery unmatched in Africa: a Rwanda whose people are "bubbling with a sense of unlimited possibility." Kagame's goal, modeled on the successes of "Asian tigers" like Singapore, aims to transform Rwanda into the continent's first middle-income country in a single generation, eschewing foreign aid in favor of reliance on business-driven development. Kinzer does not conceal the bloody realities behind Kagame's acquisition of power nor does he deny Kagame's "rigorous, absolutist approach to governing." Nevertheless, he is transparently trusting in Kagame's capabilities and intentions, and while his eloquent prose invites optimism, a half-century of experience urges caution. (June)

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Library Journal

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 www.tantor.com.-Ed.]
—R. Kent Rasmussen

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"A fascinating account of the near-miracle unfolding before our very eyes.... A very good read." —-Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470730034
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/4/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 547,698
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

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 stephenkinzer.com.
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Table of Contents

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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