A Thousand Hills

Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It
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Product Number: DD19728
Released: Jul 21, 2008
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ISBN: #9781400107810
Narrator/s: Paul Boehmer
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Paul Kagame grew up as a wretched refugee. He and a group of comrades, determined to force their way back home after a generation of exile, designed one of the most audacious covert operations in the history of clandestine war. Then, after taking power, they amazed the world by stabilizing and reviving their devastated country. Now, as President Kagame, he's obsessed with a single outlandish dream: to make Rwanda the first middle-income country in Africa, and to do it in the space of a single generation. A Thousand Hills tells Kagame's tumultuous life story, including his early fascination with Che Guevara and James Bond, his years as an intelligence agent, his training in Cuba and the United States, the dazzlingly original way he built his secret rebel army, his bloody rebellion, and his outsized ambitions for Rwanda. It is the adventure-filled tale of a visionary who won a war, stopped a genocide, and then set out to turn his country into the star of Africa. Like Ishmael Beah's bestselling A Long Way Gone and Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea, this book recounts the thrilling and uplifting tale of a man who defied the odds to lift himself and his country out of misery toward a more promising future.

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A Thousand Hills
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Author(s): Stephen Kinzer
Narrator(s): Paul Boehmer
Product Number Z10004754
Released: Jul 21, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400127818

Professional reviews

"When Paul Kagame became its president, Rwanda was the poster nation for genocide. Now it's one of the progressive places in Africa. Paul Boehmer's smooth voice glides over horrors as roving bands of militants hacked up thousands of men, women, and children in 1994, then describes the political machinations that eventually brought Kagame to power in 2000. Boehmer brings out the author's scorn for those who stood by and let the carnage happen--especially the French, who helped the killers. He also expresses Kagame's enthusiasm for the new Rwanda of tourism and foreign investment. Mellifluous African names are no problem for Boehmer. This is a long listen but rewarding for those whose knowledge of the Tutsi-Hutu strife is limited to the movie HOTEL RWANDA. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

Professional reviews

"When Paul Kagame became its president, Rwanda was the poster nation for genocide. Now it's one of the progressive places in Africa. Paul Buhmer's smooth voice glides over horrors as roving bands of militants hacked up thousands of men, women, and children in 1994, then describes the political machinations that eventually brought Kagame to power in 2000. Buhmer brings out the author's scorn for those who stood by and let the carnage happen--especially the French, who helped the killers. He also expresses Kagame's enthusiasm for the new Rwanda of tourism and foreign investment. Mellifluous African names are no problem for Buhmer. This is a long listen but rewarding for those whose knowledge of the Tutsi-Hutu strife is limited to the movie HOTEL RWANDA. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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