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The Resource An ordinary man : an autobiography, Paul Rusesabagina with Tom Zoellner

An ordinary man : an autobiography, Paul Rusesabagina with Tom Zoellner

Label
An ordinary man : an autobiography
Title
An ordinary man
Title remainder
an autobiography
Statement of responsibility
Paul Rusesabagina with Tom Zoellner
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
The author describes how he utilized his position as a hotel manager in violence-stricken Rwanda to offer shelter to more than twelve thousand members of the Tutsi clan and Hutu moderates, an act that inspired an Academy Award-nominated film
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
218695
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rusesabagina, Paul
Dewey number
  • 967.57104/31092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT450.443.R87
LC item number
A3 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Zoellner, Tom
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rusesabagina, Paul
  • Rwanda
  • Human rights workers
  • Genocide
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
Target audience
adult
Label
An ordinary man : an autobiography, Paul Rusesabagina with Tom Zoellner
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm62090879
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 207 p.
Isbn
9780670037520
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2005043488
Other control number
9780670037520
Other physical details
maps
Label
An ordinary man : an autobiography, Paul Rusesabagina with Tom Zoellner
Publication
Control code
ocm62090879
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 207 p.
Isbn
9780670037520
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2005043488
Other control number
9780670037520
Other physical details
maps

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