An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 6, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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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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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

This is the memoir of Paul Ruseabagina, a hotel manager in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. With "a cooler of beer, a leather binder, and a hidden phone" he saved 1,268 people. This is the story of ... Read full review

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User Review  - LibStre - LibraryThing

Paul Rusesabagina became known as the man who hid "1,268 people" (pg. iv) inside the Hotel Mille Collines, in Rwanda's capital city of Kigali, in 1994. The refugees who stayed at Hotel Milles Collines ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
ONE
TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
SEVEN
EIGHT
NINE
TEN
ELEVEN
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Tom Zoellner is the author of several nonfiction books, including "The Heartless Stone" and "Uranium", winner of the 2011 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. He is also coauthor of the "New York Times" bestseller "An Ordinary Man".

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