Guy Lawson is a writer-at-large for GQ whose work has also appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, and the London Observer. (May 2005)

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Sorrows of a Hero

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

by Roméo Dallaire, with a foreword by Samantha Power
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda is the memoir of Roméo Dallaire, the United Nations force commander in Rwanda during the genocide of 1994. A Canadian lieutenant general, Dallaire and his tiny contingent of blue berets created havens in hotels and churches and saved the …