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

By Roméo Dallaire (with Major Brent Beardsley) Random House Canada

All genocides have their unique characteristics. Throughout the 100 days of Rwanda's genocide in 1994, for instance, government officials and clergymen, mostly Catholic priests, persuaded terrified Tutsi to seek sanctuary in churches or schools. Scores of thousands did so. Trapped and defenceless, they were then systematically slaughtered by the Hutu army and youth militias, often abetted by former neighbours.