An Ordinary Man
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ISBN10: 0143038605 ISBN13: 9780143038603 Contributors: Zoellner, Tom
Publisher: Penguin Group USA Published: Feb 27 2007 Pages: 207 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
The remarkable autobiography of Paul Rusesabagina, the globally-recognized human rights champion whose heroism inspired the film Hotel Rwanda
"Fascinating...your book is called An Ordinary Man, yet you took on an extraordinary feat with courage, determination, and diplomacy." - Oprah, O, The Oprah Magazine
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.