A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide


by: Power, Samantha
Format: Paperback

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Product Description In her award-winning interrogation of the last century of American history, Samantha Power—a former Balkan war correspondent and founding executive director of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy—asks the haunting question: Why do American leaders who vow "never again" repeatedly fail to stop genocide? Drawing upon exclusive interviews with Washington's top policy makers, access to newly declassified documents, and her own reporting from the modern killing fields, Power provides the answer in "A Problem from Hell," a groundbreaking work that tells the stories of the courageous Americans who risked their careers and lives in an effort to get the United States to act. Review “A superb analysis of the US government’s evident unwillingness to intervene in ethnic slaughter…” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review)) “An angry, brilliant, fiercely useful, absolutely essential book.” (The New Republic) “Agonizingly persuasive.” (New York Review of Books) “[A Problem From Hell] challenges our conscience and should influence what we do in the future.’’ (Lawrence H. Summers, President, Harvard University) “Magisterial.” (The New Yorker) “Disturbing...engaging and well written…will likely become the standard text on genocide prevention.” (Foreign Affairs) “Compelling…Power leads her readers on a long and often gut-wrenching journey…. Power’s book raises vital questions.” (Reason) “[Power] is one of the most striking talents to emerge in the human rights field in a long time.” (Aryeh Neier, founder of Human Rights Watch) “One of those rare books that can change one’s thinking...very painful reading, but it has to be read.’’ (Former UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke) “A history of our country that has never before been told... it should change the way we see America..” (Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II) About the Author Samantha Power is a foreign policy columnist at Time magazine. She is the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She is a recipient of the National Magazine Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and she lives in Winthrop, Massachusetts.


Product Code: 9780061120145
ISBN: 0061120146
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2007-09-18
Number of Pages: 688 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Reissue
Dimension: 5.12 x 1.18 x 7.99 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds