Author: Jared Cohen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2007
In the spring of 1994, eight-hundred thousand Rwandan Tutsis and Moderate Hutus were killed in a horrific genocide. One Hundred Days of Silence is a scathing look at the challenges of humanitarian intervention, the history of U.S. policy toward the 1994 Rwanda genocide, and the role of genocide in the larger context of strategic studies. It looks at the principal questions of what the U.S. knew, and why it didn't intervene, and how non-intervention was justified within the American bureaucracy.
Author: Sandy Woodward
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Release Date: 1997
Written by the man who masterminded the British victory in the Falklands, this engrossing memoir chronicles events in the spring of 1982 following Argentina's takeover of the South Atlantic islands. Adm. Sandy Woodward, a brilliant military tactician, presents a complete picture of the British side of the battle. From the defeat of the Argentine air forces to the sinking of the Belgrano and the daring amphibious landing at Carlos Water, his inside story offers a revealing account of the Royal Navy's successes and failures. At times reflective and personal, Woodward imparts his perceptions, fears, and reactions to seemingly disastrous events. He also reveals the steely logic he was famous for as he explains naval strategy and planning. His eyewitness accounts of the sinking of HMS Sheffield and the Battle of Bomb Alley are memorable. Many Britons considered Woodward the cleverest man in the navy. French newspapers called him "Nelson." Margaret Thatcher said he was precisely the right man to fight the world's first computer war. Without question, the admiral's memoir makes a significant addition to the official record. At the same time it provides readers with a vivid portrayal of the world of modern naval warfare, where equipment is of astonishing sophistication but the margins for human courage and error are as wide as in the days of Nelson.
When Swiss aid worker David Hohl arrives in Rwanda in 1990, he wants to know what it feels like to make a difference.Instead, he finds himself among expats, living a life of postcolonial privilege and boredom, and he begins to suspect that the agency is more concerned with political expedience than improving lives. But are his own motives any more noble?When civil war breaks out and David goes into hiding, he is forced to examine his own relationship to the country he wants to help and to the cosmopolitan Rwandan woman he wants to possess. As the genocide rages over the course of one hundred desperate days, the clear line David has always drawn between idealism and complicity quickly begins to blur.
Author: Margaret McNamara
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Hannah looks forward to Robin Hill School's celebration of one hundred days of classes, but when a cold keeps her home the day of the party she decides to bring in the one hundred buttons she found anyway. Simultaneous.
Die Geschichte eines moralischen Irrtums, der in Ruanda eines der größten Verbrechen des Jahrhunderts ermöglichte. Der Roman zweier Menschen, die im Chaos ihrer Zeit um ihre Unschuld kämpfen. Ruanda, April 1994, in Kigali wütet der Mob. David, Mitarbeiter der Schweizer Entwicklungshilfe, hat das Flugzeug, mit dem die letzten Ausländer evakuiert wurden, abfliegen lassen. Er versteckt sich hundert Tage in seinem Haus, vom Gärtner mit Nahrung versorgt - und mit Informationen über Agathe, Tochter eines Ministerialbeamten, die der Grund für sein Bleiben ist. Die vergangenen vier Jahre ihrer Liebe ziehen ihm durch den Kopf, die Zeit, die er als Entwicklungshelfer in Kigali verbrachte. Millionen wurden in ein totalitäres Regime gepumpt, das schließlich, als es die Macht an eine Rebellenarmee zu verlieren drohte, einen Genozid organisierte. Auch David wurde zum Komplizen der Schlächter, und als die Aufständischen Kigali einnehmen, flieht er mit den Völkermördern über die Grenze. Dort findet er in einem Flüchtlingslager Agathe wieder, aber es ist nicht die Frau, die er einmal liebte. Lukas Bärfuss' minutiös recherchierter Roman berichtet von Menschen, die das Gute beabsichtigten und das Böse bewirkten. "Hundert Tage" erzählt ein dunkles Kapitel aus Afrikas Geschichte, in das wir tiefer verstrickt sind, als wir glauben wollen. Nicht zuletzt ist es die bewegende Geschichte einer Liebe in Zeiten des Krieges und die Geschichte von den Verheerungen, die der Hass anrichtet.
'Charming, touching, surprising and ultimately uplifting. Funny, moving . . . I defy anyone to finish this story without tears in their eyes' Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project 'Hilarious but heart-wrenching' Daily Mail What would you do if you only had 100 days left to live? Lucio Battistini has a list: To win back his wife - the love of his life To become a dad his kids will always remember To help his father-in-law find love To let his friends know how much they mean to him And most of all he must make every moment count. So far, he hasn't been getting it right. And if Lucio is going to become the man he was always meant to be, he's got a lot of work to do . . .
It is a situation we all fear and none of us can imagine: a life-threatening diagnosis. But what if the person receiving the diagnosis--young, physically fit, poised for a bright future--is himself a doctor? At thirty-one David biro has just completed his residency and joined his father's successful dermatology practice. Struck with a rare blood disease that eventually necessitates a bone marrow transplant, Biro relates with honesty and courage the story of his most transforming journey. He is forthright about the advantages that his status as a physician may have afforded him; and yet no such advantage can protect him from the anxiety and doubt brought on by his debilitating therapies. The pressures that Biro's wild "one hundred days" brings to bear on his heretofore well-established identity as a caregiver are enormous--as is the power of this riveting story of survival. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Bob Ellis
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2010-07-28
Genre: Political Science
Written in Bob Ellis's inimitable style, this is a very personal book aboutthe recentperiod of intense political change in Australia.Ellis's diary-style narrative starts on 12 November, 2009(when Rhys Muldoon picks Ellis up from Parliament House and drives him to visit the poet Les Murray at Bunyah for some lively political discussions) and takes us throughto when Bob's sometime mentor, Mike Rann, faces his recent assailant in in an Adelaide court.The book includes coverage and analysis ofsittings of the New South Wales Parliament and the result of the South Australian election. A final section updates events through to April. Bob Ellis is close to many of the political players during this rapidly-changing period in Australian politics, but he also manages to stay plugged in to the cultural scene, and has plenty to say about the films, books and theatre of the period. 'If you are yet to become a convert to his laconic and hilarious writing, start now' Canberra Times 'Bob Ellis is never less than hugely entertaining. He combines hyperbole, passion, intensely personal reminiscence, emotions always on the surface, implausible and outrageous generalisations and sullen anger into a hilarious mixture of Shakespearean rhetoric and good, old-fashioned Hunter S. Thompson-inspired gonzo journalism' Sydney Morning Herald
Author: Jane Dobisz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-02-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
In One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing My Self and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat, American teacher of Korean Zen Jane Dobisz (Zen Master Bon Yeon), recalls her first solitary meditation stint in the woods. Luckily, this is not just a recounting of a winter's worth of cabin fever. Instead, Dobisz takes us into her cabin, and into her mind, as she tries--at least temporarily--to live a Walden-like existence. All the bowing and meditating and wood-chopping that is part and parcel of her retreat is hardly first nature, but the good-humored and tenacious Dobisz is able to adapt, and to relate her hundred days with moving insight and humanity. Her Solitude in fact offers us all a chance to commune with her and to look inside and rediscover our own grace.
Todays seedlings are tomorrows giants. A seedling however needs a good first few weeks. Were talking about people of course: new Christians seeking good first weeks with the Lord. The First 100 Days offers guidance and encouragement for new Christians who want their seedling faith to grow strong. Its a devotional approach with long meaning captured in short treatments of scripture, comments, and prayers. In spite of their brevity, these devotions are keys that open doors into great rooms of life truth. Weve printed suggested Bible texts for further study along with each days material. Seedlings reach upward, stretch outward, and grow new limbs and leaves. Were talking about people of course. The First 100 Days provides the kind of fertilizer and cultivation that can help a tender young faith reach upward. As the child of God begins to walk with Him over lifes hills and through the valleys, we claim His promise that the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day (Proverbs 4:18 New American Standard Bible). These pages and thoughts are offered in the prayer that todays seedling Christians will find that promise true in the future, just as todays giants in the faith have found it true in the past.
This title is presented with a new foreword by Istvan Deak. The battle of Budapest in the bleak winter of 1944-45 was one of the longest and bloodiest city sieges of World War II. From the appearance of the first Soviet tanks on the outskirts of the capital to the capture of Buda Castle, 102 days elapsed. In terms of human trauma, it comes second only to Stalingrad, comparisons to which were even being made by soldiers, both German and Soviet, fighting at the time. This definitive history covers their experiences, and those of the 800,000 non-combatants around whom the battle raged.