An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography
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 Rusesabagina’s 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.
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Review: An Ordinary Man: An AutobiographyUser Review - Cnelsonquilt - Goodreads
This book gets a 5 because Paul Rusesabagina was amazing! It is hard to comprehend how genocide can happen. He was able to explain the history and interactions of his country and the people. Basically ... Read full review
Review: An Ordinary Man: An AutobiographyUser Review - Court - Goodreads
This year marks the 20th anniversary since the terrible Rwandan genocide. I first saw the film Hotel Rwanda ten years ago, and recently thought to watch it again, not realizing it's been exactly ... Read full review