An ordinary man

Title An ordinary man
Names Rusesabagina, Paul,
Zoellner, Tom.
Book Number LP021420
Title Status Active
Medium Large Print
Annotation The remarkable life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda. 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.
Local Subject Large print nonfiction - LPN
Foreign Setting - FS
War Stories - WAR
LC Subject Human rights workers - Rwanda - Biography
Genocide - Rwanda - Prevention
Large type books
Rwanda - Biography
Rwanda - History - Civil War, 1994 - Refugees
Rwanda - History - Civil War, 1994 - Civilian relief
Language English
Released 2008
Publication Info Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2008.
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