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The Resource "A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide, Samantha Power

"A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide, Samantha Power

Label
"A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide
Title
"A problem from hell"
Title remainder
America and the age of genocide
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Power
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Armenian Genocide to the ethnic cleansings of Kosovo and Darfur, modern history is haunted by acts of brutal violence. Yet American leaders who vow 'never again' repeatedly fail to stop genocide. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, 'A Problem From Hell' draws upon exclusive interviews with Washington's top policymakers, thousands of once classified documents, and accounts of reporting from the killing fields to show how decent Americans inside and outside government looked away from mass murder. Combining spellbinding history and seasoned political analysis, 'A Problem from Hell' allows readers to hear directly from American decision-makers and dissenters, as well as from victims of genocide, and reveals just what was known and what might have been done while millions perished."--
Summary
Discusses America's political stance during the holocausts of the past fifty years, presenting moral arguments for why the United States should change its non-engagement policies to become involved in conflicts involving genocide
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, 2003.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction, 2002.
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2003.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
Assigning source
Publisher's description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
154454
Cataloging source
NQB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Power, Samantha
Dewey number
304.663
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genocide
  • United States
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Genocide
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
America and the age of genocide
Label
"A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide, Samantha Power
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Previously published in paperback by HarperCollins in 2003 and 2007."--title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-597) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Race murder" -- "A crime without a name" -- The crime with a name -- Lemkin's law -- "A most lethal pair of foes" -- Cambodia : "helpless giant" -- Speaking loudly and looking for a stick -- Iraq : "human rights and chemical weapons use aside" -- Bosnia : "no more than witnesses at a funeral" -- Rwanda : "mostly in a listening mode" -- Srebrenica : "getting creamed" -- Kosovo : a dog and a fight -- Lemkin's courtroom legacy -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn865546100
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 620 pages
Isbn
9780465061518
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)865546100
Label
"A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide, Samantha Power
Publication
Note
"Previously published in paperback by HarperCollins in 2003 and 2007."--title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-597) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Race murder" -- "A crime without a name" -- The crime with a name -- Lemkin's law -- "A most lethal pair of foes" -- Cambodia : "helpless giant" -- Speaking loudly and looking for a stick -- Iraq : "human rights and chemical weapons use aside" -- Bosnia : "no more than witnesses at a funeral" -- Rwanda : "mostly in a listening mode" -- Srebrenica : "getting creamed" -- Kosovo : a dog and a fight -- Lemkin's courtroom legacy -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn865546100
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 620 pages
Isbn
9780465061518
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)865546100

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