"A devastating account of the West's failure to act, in the face of clear evidence that a planned genocide was taking place." The Times "Melvern's Book is outstanding... Her research has been exhaustive and the clarity of her chronology is the most dfamning of all indictments against those who looked the other way in the years leading up to 1994." Robert Kirby, Mail & Guardian "The definitive account of the origins of the tragedy... essential." Choice "A meticulous reconstruction of how the genocide happened." New Internationalist "An epic and shaming story of culpability and missed opportunities... in the finest traditions of investigative journalism." John Pilger
About the Author
Linda Melvern is a widely published investigative journalist. She is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and was a consultant to the Military One prosecution team at the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda. Her previous books include The Ultimate Crime and A People Betrayed.