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Main Title A problem from hell : America and the age of genocide /
Author Power, Samantha,
Publisher Perennial,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 51511339
ISBN 9780060541644; 0060541644
Subjects Genocide--History--20th century ; United States--Foreign relations--20th century ; Homicide--history ; Internationality--history ; Diplomatic relations ; AuÇenpolitik ; Vèolkermord ; United States of America ; Foreign policy ; USA ; Internationality--history--United States ; AuÇenpolitik--(DE-588)4003846-4 ; Vèolkermord--(DE-588)4063690-2 ; USA--(DE-588)4078704-7
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EJAM DOR HV6322.7.P69 2003 DOR Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/13/2013
Edition 1st Perennial ed.
Collation xxi, 620 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally published: New York : Basic Books, 2002. Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-597) and index.
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Race murder -- Crime with a name -- Crime with a name -- Lemkin's law -- Most legal pair of foes -- Cambodia: Helpless giant -- Speaking loudly and looking for a stick -- Iraq: Human rights and chemical weapons use aside -- Bosnia: No more that witnesses at a funeral -- Rwanda: Mostly in a listening mode -- Srebrencia: Getting creamed -- Kosovo: Dog and a fight -- Lemkin's courtroom legacy -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index. Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize For General Nonfiction National Book Critics Circle Award Winner In her award-winning interrogation of the last century of American history, Samantha Power -- a former Balkan war correspondent and founding executive director of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy -- asks the haunting question: Why do American leaders who vow "never again" repeatedly fail to stop genocide? Drawing upon exclusive interviews with Washington's top policy makers, access to newly declassified documents, and her own reporting from the modern killing fields, Power provides the answer in "A Problem from Hell"--A groundbreaking work that tells the stories of the courageous Americans who risked their careers and lives in an effort to get the United States to act