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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,577 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Samantha Power Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Herr Slam | 2/10/2014

    " A seminal piece, but as she has now found in her own role within the Administration, a bit difficult to operationalize. Excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 2/8/2014

    " I learned so much from this book. I had to read it for a class in college and I couldn't figure out how to only write ten pages about it. It covers many topics and opened my eyes to acts of genocide that I did not even know occured. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Evelyn | 2/8/2014

    " An incredibly good introduction to genocide and america's role and response to it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arlene | 2/3/2014

    " truly great human being "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 2/1/2014

    " This is an in-depth look at the history of genocide in the modern era and what led up to each of them. The stories are pretty haunting, but fascinating. Incidentally, when I was reading this book, the author, Samantha Power, resigned from the Barack Obama campaign after she called Hillary Clinton a monster. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill 1098 | 1/27/2014

    " Starting with the story of the man who coined the term "genocide" (Rapheal Lemkin), Powers goes on to detail the rather shameful way in which western powers, in particular the US, have failed to act again and again in the face of genocide. The history seems to make clear that while the US has tried to prevent/mitigate genocide, it has never been our highest political goal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 1/18/2014

    " It was very interesting and a worthwhile read, but hard to get all the way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liberty | 1/16/2014

    " Ever wonder how many African lives are worth one American life in the U.S. State Department's eyes? Read on. It's chilling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jtabz | 1/11/2014

    " A meticulously researched, unforgiving look at the 20th century genocides in Armenia, Cambodia, Iraq, Rwanda, and Bosnia, and of our country's failure to act effectively to prevent any of them. Searing, painful, captivating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 1/5/2014

    " I read this one shortly after I saw, in one very heavy weekend, The Killing Fields and Hotel Rwanda. I've always liked Samantha Power's commentary and this was no exception; intelligent, analytical but not lacking in the necessary emotionality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 12/15/2013

    " Although this is a great journalistic expose on the United States leaders' indifference to international crises that don't immediately threaten our well-being, I am totally weirded out by Samantha Powers' recent public meltdown and resignation from the Obama campaign. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Shinstock | 11/24/2013

    " A complex issue, written very clearly. Enjoying the book very much. If you like history, especially political history, you will enjoy this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 11/20/2013

    " A history of various genocides committed throughout the 20th century and a really interesting polemic as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Astrid | 9/23/2013

    " This book took me six months to read, not because it wasn't engaging or interesting or well-written or well-researched. It is all of those things. It just made me cry so much that I had to limit my page count each day. I think it should be required reading for all Americans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 7/18/2013

    " Interesting and informative...sad to see how our government tries to dodge using the term 'genocide' so as not to get involved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danna | 6/20/2013

    " That this book ever had to be written is a travesty. That "the problem from hell" is still very much a reality in the 21st century, even more so. She has much to say about the current state of affairs - google her. This woman is fearless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra Clark | 3/25/2013

    " I can't believe I didn't read this book when it came out 5 years ago! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Mcgarvey | 3/10/2013

    " This history of genocide will make you weep and curse the inhumanity of humanity. I can't imagine how Power survived researching this book. I'm glad I read it, and I'm glad I'm done with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/24/2013

    " Don't read this if you're looking to give your American patriotism a boost. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sumner | 12/14/2012

    " I'm still in the middle of this book - I got it so I could read the Rwanda section for my research, but I may end up reading the whole thing for some better perspective - specifically on U.S. involvement in violent crises. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raj | 11/22/2012

    " ask me when I'm finished! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristine | 11/16/2012

    " I read and article that George Bush read this book and said, "not on my watch." HA! Excellent and at times heartbreaking and frustrating but this should be required reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hanna | 5/8/2012

    " Disappointed with the conclusion...she skirts the tough questions. "

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