A Problem from Hell

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HarperCollins, May 6, 2003 - History - 620 pages
195 Reviews
Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize For General Nonfiction National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

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.

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Well researched and written ... powerful, disturbing. - Goodreads
an extremely well researched and written book - Goodreads
Incredibly well researched. - Goodreads
Extremely well written and researched. - Goodreads
It is well researched--over 40 pages of footnotes. - Goodreads
This book is very well-documented and well-researched. - Goodreads

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There were so many genocides about which I was largely and still am largely unaware. I feel a reread of this books key points is already in order and I would definitely rank it high on account of her bravery to criticize the US for so many issues in the past. Well done! Read full review

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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.

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