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Author Rusesabagina, Paul, 1954-
Title An ordinary man : an autobiography / Paul Rusesabagina with Tom Zoellner.
Imprint New York : Viking, 2006.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  DT450.443.R87 A3 2006    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  DT450.443.R87 A3 2006    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
Author Rusesabagina, Paul, 1954-
Subject Rusesabagina, Paul, 1954-
Human rights workers -- Rwanda -- Biography.
Genocide -- Rwanda -- Prevention.
Rwanda -- Biography.
Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994 -- Refugees.
Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994 -- Civilian relief.
Alt Name Zoellner, Tom.
Description xvi, 207 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Summary The life story of Paul Rusesabagina, the man whose heroism inspired the film Hotel Rwanda. As his country was torn apart by violence during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, hotel manager Rusesabagina--the "Oskar Schindler of Africa"--refused to bow to the madness that surrounded him. Confronting killers with a combination of diplomacy, flattery, and deception, he offered shelter to more than 12,000 members of the Tutsi clan and Hutu moderates, while homicidal mobs raged outside. This book explores what the film could not: the inner life of the man who became the most prominent public face of that terrible conflict. Rusesabagina tells his full story--the son of a rural farmer, the child of a mixed marriage, the career path which led him to become the first Rwandan manager of the Belgian-owned hotel--all of which contributed to his heroic actions in the face of horror.--From publisher description.
ISBN 0670037524
9780670037520
OCLC # 62090879