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The Resource "A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide, Samantha Power

"A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide, Samantha Power

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"A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide
Title
"A problem from hell"
Title remainder
America and the age of genocide
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Power
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In her prizewinning examination of the last century of American history, Samantha Power asks the haunting question: Why do American leaders who vow "never again" repeatedly fail to stop genocide? Power, a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and the former US Ambassador to the United Nations, draws upon exclusive interviews with Washington's top policymakers, thousands of declassified documents, and her own reporting from modern killing fields to provide the answer. "A Problem from Hell" shows how decent Americans inside and outside government refused to get involved despite chilling warnings, and tells the stories of the courageous Americans who risked their careers and lives in an effort to get the United States to act
Summary
Discusses America's political stance during the holocausts of the past fifty years, presenting moral arguments for why the United States should change its non-engagement policies to become involved in conflicts involving genocide
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, 2003.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction, 2002.
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2003.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
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154454
Cataloging source
DLC
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Power, Samantha
Dewey number
304.6/63/09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6322.7
LC item number
.P69 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Genocide
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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America and the age of genocide
Label
"A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide, Samantha Power
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [575]-587) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 610 pages
Isbn
9780465061518
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001052611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 48221415
  • 397860
Label
"A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide, Samantha Power
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [575]-587) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 610 pages
Isbn
9780465061518
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001052611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 48221415
  • 397860

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