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"A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide

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"A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide
Call No: 304.663 P88p

Call Number304.663 P88p
Dates2007; ©2002
Statement of ResponsibilitySamantha Power.
Creators & ContributorsPower, Samantha (author)
"In her Pulitzer Prize-winning examination of the last century of American history, Samantha Power asks the haunting question: Why do American leaders who vow 'never again' repeatedly fail to stop genocide? Power, a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and the former US Ambassador to the United Nations, draws upon exclusive interviews with Washington's top policymakers, thousands of declassified documents, and her own reporting from modern killing fields to provide the answer. 'A Problem from Hell' shows how decent Americans inside and outside government refused to get involved despite chilling warnings, and tells the stories of the courageous Americans who risked their careers and lives in an effort to get the United States to act." —Publisher
  1. "Race murder"
  2. "A crime without a name"
  3. The crime with a name
  4. Lemkin's law
  5. "A most lethal pair of foes"
  6. Cambodia: "Helpless giant"
  7. Speaking loudly and looking for a stick
  8. Iraq: "Human rights and chemical weapons use aside"
  9. Bosnia: "No more than witnesses at a funeral"
  10. Rwanda: "Mostly in a listening mode"
  11. Srebrencia: "Getting creamed"
  12. Kosovo: A dog and a fight
  13. Lemkin's courtroom legacy
  14. Conclusion
Physical Description xxi, 620, 36 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Harper Perennial
EditionFirst Harper Perennial edition
  • Originally published: New York : Basic Books, 2002
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [583]–597) and index
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, 2003; Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 2003; J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, 2003; Raphael Lemkin Book Award, 2003; National Book Critics Award for General Nonfiction, 2002
RecognitionGifted in 2009 by Shannon LaBelle