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Book Review | Shake Hands with the Devil by Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire

The Story

This is the personal account of Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire’s time in Rwanda before, and during the genocide in 1993 to 1994. He talks about his family and military history and how he came to be in command of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Rwanda. 376 more words


Thirteen Days to the Suicide Woods: Day 10 — The City of Children

Several years ago I read a book by Roméo Dallaire about the Rwandan genocide titled,  Shake Hands With the Devil. Dallaire is the former Force Commander of UNAMIR, the peacekeeping force deployed by the U.N. 745 more words

Waiting for First Light by Roméo Dallaire

Title: Waiting for First Light
Author: Roméo Dallaire
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥

This is the fourth book that I have read from the CBC Canada Reads 2017 Longlist… 473 more words

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our wounded soldiers...our wounded lives...

“…kind of like my nightmares: they may not have been real, but they were the truth.”

                                                                                Romeo Dallaire

It’s pretty obvious from the current media coverage that we know about as much about PTSD in popular culture today as we did about medicine 150 years ago. 551 more words


Waiting for First Light: My Battle with PTSD

The phrase ‘must-read’ is warranted for Roméo Dallaire’s memoir Waiting for First Light: My Battle with PTSD. Especially poignant if you are Canadian and are concerned with how our country treats our veterans, or you have an interest in international affairs, human rights, and mental health. 338 more words


Waiting For First Light My Ongoing Battle with PTSD – a Review

By Marvin Ross

Beyond the basic concepts, I’m not all that familiar with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and, as a fan of Canadian General Romeo Dallaire, I got his latest book on that topic. 609 more words

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