A Thousand Hills

A Thousand Hills

Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It

By Stephen Kinzer

Wiley (TP), Hardcover, 9780470120156, 380pp.

Publication Date: June 2008

"A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It" is the story of Paul Kagame, a refugee who, after a generation of exile, found his way home. Learn about President Kagame, who strives to make Rwanda the first middle-income country in Africa, in a single generation. In this adventurous tale, learn about Kagame's early fascination with Che Guevara and James Bond, his years as an intelligence agent, his training in Cuba and the United States, the way he built his secret rebel army, his bloody rebellion, and his outsized ambitions for Rwanda.

About the Author
Stephen Kinzer is the author of "Reset", "Overthrow", "All the Shah's Men", and numerous other books. An award-winning foreign correspondent, he served as the "New York Times"'s bureau chief in Turkey, Germany, and Nicaragua and as the Boston Globe's Latin America correspondent. He is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, contributes to "The New York Review of Books", and writes a column on world affairs for "The Guardian". He lives in Boston.