A thousand hills: Rwanda's rebirth and the man who dreamed it

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"A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It" is the story of Paul Kagame, a refugee who, after a generation of exile, found his way home. Learn about President Kagame, who strives to make Rwanda the first middle-income country in Africa, in a single generation. In this adventurous tale, learn about Kagame's early fascination with Che Guevara and James Bond, his years as an intelligence agent, his training in Cuba and the United States, the way he built his secret rebel army, his bloody rebellion, and his outsized ambitions for Rwanda.
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full_title thousand hills rwandas rebirth and the man who dreamed it
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display_description 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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subject_facet Genocide -- Rwanda, Kagamé, Paul, -- 1957-, Political leadership -- Rwanda, Presidents -- Rwanda -- Biography, Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994, Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994 -- Atrocities, Rwanda -- Politics and government -- 1994-
table_of_contents You can't just pretend nothing happened -- Elegant golden-red beauties -- That's why I survived -- A glass of milk -- Devastation -- Creatures from another world -- We just didn't get it -- This is a coup -- Madam, they're killing my people -- What a farce -- Something really fills up in your mind -- Rwanda doesn't matter -- The tricky part -- When you're not serious, you can't be correct -- Breathless with fear -- Famous for just one thing -- The web grows big -- We aspire to be like others.
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title A thousand hills : Rwanda's rebirth and the man who dreamed it
title_display A thousand hills : Rwanda's rebirth and the man who dreamed it
title_full A thousand hills : Rwanda's rebirth and the man who dreamed it / Stephen Kinzer, A thousand hills: Rwanda's rebirth and the man who dreamed it [electronic resource] / Stephen Kinzer
title_short A thousand hills :
title_sort thousand hills rwanda's rebirth and the man who dreamed it
title_sub Rwanda's rebirth and the man who dreamed it
topic Genocide Rwanda, Kagamé, Paul, 1957-, Political leadership Rwanda, Presidents Rwanda Biography, Rwanda History Civil War, 1994, Rwanda History Civil War, 1994 Atrocities, Rwanda Politics and government 1994-
topic_facet Atrocities, Genocide, History, Kagamé, Paul, Political leadership, Politics and government, Presidents