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The Resource Journey into darkness : genocide in Rwanda, Thomas P. Odom ; foreword by Gen. Dennis J. Reimer

Journey into darkness : genocide in Rwanda, Thomas P. Odom ; foreword by Gen. Dennis J. Reimer

Label
Journey into darkness : genocide in Rwanda
Title
Journey into darkness
Title remainder
genocide in Rwanda
Statement of responsibility
Thomas P. Odom ; foreword by Gen. Dennis J. Reimer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In July 1994, Thomas P. Odom was part of the U.S. Embassy team that responded to the Goma refugee crisis. He witnessed the deaths of 70,000 refugees in a single week. In the previous three months of escalating violence, the Rwandan genocide had claimed 800,000 dead. Now, in this vivid and unsettling new book, Odom offers the first insider look at these devastating events before, during, and after the genocide." "Odom draws on his years of experience as a defense attache and foreign area specialist in the United States Army to offers a complete picture of the situation in Zaire and Rwanda, focusing on two U.S. embassies, intelligence operations, U.N. peacekeeping efforts, and regional reactions. His team attempted to slow the death by cholera of refugees in Goma, guiding in a U.S. Joint Task Force and Operation Support Hope and remaining until the United States withdrew its forces forty days later. After U.S. forces departed Odom crossed into Rwanda to spend the next eighteen months reestablishing the embassy, working with the Rwandan government, and creating the U.S.-Rwandan Demining Office." "Odom assisted the U.S. Ambassador and served as the principal military advisor on Rwanda to the U.S. Department of Defense and National Security Council throughout his time in Rwanda. This book candidly reveals Odom's frustration with Washington as his predictions that a large war was coming were ignored. Unfortunately, he was proven correct: the current death toll in Rwanda is over three million." "Odom's account of the events in Rwanda not only illustrates how failures in intelligence and policy happen but also shows that a human context is necessary to comprehend these political decisions."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Odom, Thomas P.
Dewey number
967.57104/31
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT450.435
LC item number
.O34 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Texas A & M University military history series
Series volume
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Odom, Thomas P.
  • Genocide
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Americans
  • Diplomats
  • Diplomats
  • Refugees
  • Goma (Nord-Kivu, Congo)
  • Odom, Thomas P.
  • Civil War (Rwanda : 1994)
  • HISTORY
  • Americans
  • Atrocities
  • Diplomats
  • Genocide
  • Refugees
  • Social conditions
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Rwanda
  • United States
  • Diplomat
  • Völkermord
  • Ruanda
  • USA
Label
Journey into darkness : genocide in Rwanda, Thomas P. Odom ; foreword by Gen. Dennis J. Reimer
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early years -- Soldier, scout, statesman -- Return to Zaire -- A little town, a little hell: Goma -- Operation support hope -- Land of the dead -- Resurrecting a country -- War clouds gather
Control code
825768164
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 297 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781603446136
Lccn
2004028031
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)825768164
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Journey into darkness : genocide in Rwanda, Thomas P. Odom ; foreword by Gen. Dennis J. Reimer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early years -- Soldier, scout, statesman -- Return to Zaire -- A little town, a little hell: Goma -- Operation support hope -- Land of the dead -- Resurrecting a country -- War clouds gather
Control code
825768164
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 297 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781603446136
Lccn
2004028031
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)825768164
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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