Ordinary Man : An Autobiography

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/27/2007
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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The remarkable life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel RwandaReaders who were moved and horrified by Hotel Rwandawill 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.

Author Biography

Paul Rusesabagina is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Civil Rights Museum-'s 2005 Freedom Award.

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