An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography (2020)

An Ordinary Man An Autobiography The riveting life story of hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina who as his country was being torn apart by violence during the Rwandan genocide of sheltered than members of the Tutsi clan and
  • Title: An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography
  • Author: Paul Rusesabagina Tom Zoellner
  • ISBN: 9780143038603
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Paperback
  • The riveting life story of hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina who, as his country was being torn apart by violence during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, sheltered than 12,000 members of the Tutsi clan and Hutu moderates, while homicidal mobs raged outside with machetes.As his country was being torn apart by violence during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, hotel manager PaulThe riveting life story of hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina who, as his country was being torn apart by violence during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, sheltered than 12,000 members of the Tutsi clan and Hutu moderates, while homicidal mobs raged outside with machetes.As his country was being torn apart by violence during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, hotel manager Paul 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 than twelve thousand members of the Tutsi clan and Hutu moderates, while homicidal mobs raged outside with machetes.An Ordinary Man explores what the Academy Award nominated film Hotel Rwanda could not the inner life of the man who became one of the most prominent public faces of that terrible conflict Rusesabagina tells for the first time the full story of his life growing up as the son of a rural farmer, the child of a mixed marriage, his extraordinary career path which led him to become the first Rwandan manager of the Belgian owned Hotel Milles Collines all of which contributed to his heroic actions in the face of such horror He will also bring the reader inside the hotel for those one hundred terrible days depicted in the film, relating the anguish of those who watched as their loved ones were hacked to pieces and the betrayal that he felt as a result of the UN s refusal to help at this time of crisis.Including never before reported details of the Rwandan genocide, An Ordinary Man is sure to become a classic of tolerance literature, joining such books as Thomas Keneally s Schindler s List, Nelson Mandela s Long Walk to Freedom, and Elie Wiesel s Night Paul Rusesabagina s autobiography is the story of one man who did not let fear get the better of him a man who found within himself.
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    1. Onvan An Ordinary Man An Autobiography Nevisande Paul Rusesabagina ISBN 143038605 ISBN13 9780143038603 Dar 224 Safhe Saal e Chap 2006

    2. Be careful with this story Paul Rusesabagina is an incredibly controversial and unpopular character in Rwanda on all sides of the conflict, and not just because he s spoken out against Paul Kagame Many Rwandese including victims of the genocide feel as if he exaggerated his tale in order to paint himself in the best light For example, the idea that he was able to save lives by bribing the Interahamwe with the contents of a liquor cabinet is ludicrous Many people believe that he was able to provi [...]

    3. Paul Rusesabagina became known as the man who hid 1,268 people pg iv inside the Hotel Mille Collines, in Rwanda s capital city of Kigali, in 1994 The refugees who stayed at Hotel Milles Collines were kept safe because Paul saved up gestures of goodwill as favors combined with the use of what appeared to be protection, luxury, friendly natured relationships with Hutu leaders to stave off slaughters and other abuses from occurring at the hotel Outside, 800,000 people were butchered by their friend [...]

    4. I was only 12 years old when the genocide in Rwanda took place I heard about it on the news my dad watched every night, but admittedly I was not exactly politically observant back then, and the news was nothing than background noise to me, so I knew next to nothing when I saw Hotel Rwanda The movie was eye opening, to say the least, and I was incredibly moved by it But I hadn t known that Paul Rusesabagina had written a book until very recently when I happened to stumble on it here on I m very [...]

    5. The book s title is a wry understatement it is an autobiography of Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager whose courage, resourcefulness, shrewd tact and personal presence saved than 1000 lives when a spasm of genocide swept Rwanda in 1994 It is the story of his entire life, from village childhood in the country of a thousand hills in central Africa, to reluctant exile after the genocide If you have seen the film Hotel Rwanda, you already know about him But where a movie, even a powerfully moving [...]

    6. First, listening to this book on audio was extremely powerful So much so that I actually had to stop the CD, stop the car, then turn it back on to listen to because it was so moving and was making it hard for me to concentrate on driving The author manages to use direct language to tell his amazing story of being the manager of a hotel in Rwanda during the genocide He managed to turn the hotel into a refugee base and, amazingly, held off the militia and other killers for 76 days, saving the live [...]

    7. It s hard to review a true story about something terrible An Ordinary Man An Autobiography, though, isn t a book about the Rwandan massacre it s a book about Paul Rusesabagina s experience of it His voice, his personality, his clear sightedness all come through brilliantly in this co written autobiography.What struck me most about this book was how apt the title is Under extraordinary circumstances, this ordinary man did the extraordinary He managed to keep than 1200 people safe while genocide [...]

    8. I have read about the controversy that surrounds Paul Rusesabagina how he has allegedly embellished his role in the saving of over 1,200 lives during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and incites further hate when giving talks about his experiences during that timebut I am glad that I read this book I remember watching the news in horror all those years ago and reading this book brought back those awful memories If this book is a true account of what happened during those 100 days 1994, then he is indee [...]

    9. This is the memoir of Paul Ruseabagina, a hotel manager in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide With a cooler of beer, a leather binder, and a hidden phone he saved 1,268 people This is the story of how he used those tools to schmooze and persuade and bribe and conjole to keep the killers from murdering those under his protection He dealt with some odious people, but as he put it in his concluding chapter, e xcept in extreme circumstances it very rarely pays to show hostility to the people in your or [...]

    10. The title was, to me, offputting initially It seemed like false modesty Oh, but I m just an ordinary man But I changed my mind after listening Rusesabagina saved over a twelve hundred people from death during the short massacre in Rwanda in 1994 He calculated that he saved a matter of a few hours worth of deaths, based on the rate of killing in those few months, a rate unsurpassed by any other genocide in recorded history How did he do it And why He gives us quite a clue when he tells us about h [...]

    11. I can t claim I know everything about this, or what happened during the genocide, but since I left for Rwanda in January, I ve been hearing an entirely different story This article summarizes what I ve been hearing on the matter.n, not my expertise, but Rusesabagina is not a hero in Rwanda, and I think there s a good reason theguardian commentisf

    12. Paul Rusesabagina has been hailed, outside of Rwanda, as a hero However, having spoken to Rwandans his story is full of inaccuracies and takes credit for other people s sacrifices There are so many stories of selfless people during the genocide who did whatever they could to help their countrymen, this is not one of them.

    13. This book was amazing, but not a pleasure to read most of the time This covers some really difficult ground I don t know if I agree with all the authors conclusions and ideas but I loved that despite all that had happened he concludes with hope.Popsugar challenge 2017 a book set in a hotel.

    14. Ok, some of you may have watched the movie Hotel Rwanda I did, and I cried bucketloads If you haven t, then you should Anyway, An Ordinary Man is the autobiography of the man whom the movie is based on Paul Rusesabagina was the hotel manager of the H tel des Mille Collines during the Rwanda Genocide who saved 1268 Tutsi and moderate Hutu people.Or as he put it, 4 hours worth of lives out of a hundred days.In his autobiography, Mr Rusesabagina talks about how the genocide started, and what he did [...]

    15. He may have been an ordinary man before being placed in an extraordinary situation But he responded with extraordinary actions He is no longer an ordinary man in my view He s a living saint if there ever was one.This is a story about the right man with the right abilities at a bad place at a horrible time It is unlikely that any other person could have accomplished what he did at that time and place He had the right combination of social intelligence and ability to read the personalities of othe [...]

    16. Although I ve read so many books about Rwanda, I really enjoyed this book because you get a personal perspective from Paul himself I learned a great deal about the history of the ethnic divide and Rwandan culture that I did not know before It gave new insight to the background of the genocide I also felt that Paul s poetic way of using metaphors to explain his thought process made this an easy read that flowed He is a keen observer of human nature and human spirit Many people have questioned his [...]

    17. Paul Rusesabagina may be an ordinary man but he tells an extraordinary story During the Rwandan genocide, he protected 1,268 people in the luxury hotel he was managing His assets a swimming pool full of water a large supply of alcoholic beverages a long list of important connections many of whom owed him personal favors a secret telephone line that was never cut training in and I m sure a personal talent for the art of negotiation The swimming pool was for water rations The rest was for convinci [...]

    18. Near the end of An Ordinary Man, author Paul Rusesabagina sums up the genocide in Rwanda with a reminder that the message crept into our national consciousness very slowly It did not happen all at once We did not wake up one morning to hear it pouring out of the radio at full strength It started with a sneering comment, the casual use of the term cockroach , the almost humorous suggestion that Tutsis should be airmailed back to Ethiopia This theme also turns up in book I read before An Ordinary [...]

    19. A quick read, but not a light one in fact, after reading this on the train on the way home from work, I had to read something funny because I was so sad And also angry that for 100 days the rest of the world did nothing to stop it the US just debated whether or not it was really genocide, and the UN just pulled all of their people out, abandoning thousands to torture and murder The author is the subject of the film, Hotel Rwanda His story of his efforts to save his family and as many of his fell [...]

    20. Rusesabagina and his co author, Tim Zoellner, in simple, direct language tell what it is like to be in helle genocide in Rwanda The book makes it clear that history and fear can come together to unleash evil The government controlled media play a critical role as well here They also make the point that no human being is simply evil, that each has a soft side It is that to which Rusesabagina appealed time and time again to save the people in his hotel The book begins with a wonderful look at the [...]

    21. An autoboigraphy of Paul Rusesabagina, the man who inspired the movie Hotel Rwanda I found the movie compelling and memorable and when I saw the book on Kimberlie s list decided I really wanted to read it Having little knowledge of Rwanda, this book provided me with enough history to understand better the forces at work in Rwanda leading to the genocide of 1994, as well as enough of Paul s personal observations on the culture, geography, and personality of the people that I felt a love for the p [...]

    22. This book is a very well written account of Rusesabagina s experience as a hotel manager during the Rwandan genocide of 1994 He also explores the historical and sociological context for the events It blew my mind It s almost unbelievable to me that so many people could be led to do so many horrible deeds and yet this book explores how this happened in such a way that it s a bit within my comprehension how such things happen I think this is a very important thing to be aware of, given that it s [...]

    23. Paul Rusesabagina is an Oscar Schindler for Africa, for the late 20th century Less than fifty years after the Nuremburg trials, with endless never again promises ringing in the world s ears, a French sponsored government killed a million people in a matter of weeks, leaving their corpses where they fell in their lust for another kill The Clinton administration refused to help, the Mitterand presidency actively supported the killers, the Belgians bulked at the monster they had created and the UN [...]

    24. In 2006 I was blessed with the gift of history about a very special man A man who earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Civil Rights Museum s 2005 Freedom Award An ordinary man , hired by the Swiss hotel chains to manage a luxury hotel chain, is an understatement During the years during Rwanda s genocide Janet Reno and our United States government struggled over the term genocide yet broadcasts continued to plead for intervention News of internal conflict became as relevant a [...]

    25. This is the story of a Rwandan hotel manager who used his words to save 1,268 people from being slaughtered by machete during the Rwandan genocide in 1994 The Tutsis were being persecuted by the Hutu tribe for past perceived injustices People were ordered via radio to cut down the tall trees which meant to kill their Tutsi neighbors Paul is just an ordinary man who did what any man with any sort of political connections would do in order to save as many people as he could Instead of using his wo [...]

    26. Rusesabagina is most familiar as the hotelier who housed 1,200 Tutsi refugees in his Rwandan hotel during the genocide of 1994 Part autobiography of his early life, part war time history of his country, part the basis of the movie Hotel Rwanda, this book is an interesting and heartbreaking mix I usually read thru my lunch hour, but had to stop because I couldn t eat after reading about the horrors and brutality of regular people slaughtering their neighbors, their friends, even their own familie [...]

    27. Remember the movie Hotel Rwanda Well, this autobiography is by the hotel manager who managed to protect over 1200 people during that country s 1994 genocide It pays a tribute to the man s father, a wise elder in his village who taught his son to be fair and honest and to work things out through the use of words when at all possible How the author kept his cool in the midst of total insanity is admirable His comments at the end of the book are insightful.

    28. I could not put this one down Rusesabagina does an amazing job at re telling his role during the Rwandan Genocide His story is vivid and filled with background knowledge on the country of Rwanda and why it is so hard for Rwanda to escape it s history of war and bloodshed I found myself folding pages and making notes for how I will use this in class Definitely want to have the students read excerpts from the book when we study this in class.

    29. This book is probably the most important book I ve read this year While some of the timing confused me, it was overall very well written It went into great detail in a very distinct perspective.

    30. B Very interesting and fills out aspects of the movie Hotel Rwanda that aren t dealt with enough the writing at times is amateurish but still, a good read.

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