When it came time for Canadian Brigadier-General Romeo Dallaire to find a fitting subtitle for Shake Hands with the Devil
, his blow-by-blow account of the nightmarish months he spent as force commander of the 1993-94 UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda, The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
couldn't have been more appropriate. Dallaire's horrifying memoir casts the sudden, savage murder of 800,000 Rwandans as a foreseeable event that could have been easily prevented had any country in the international community cared to even try. Dallaire had been tapped by the U.N. to serve as the force commander of UNAMIR, a peacekeeping mission whose mandate was to assist...