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“An engaging and wonderfully readable account of the circumstances leading up to the U.S. invasion of Haiti in 1994, and its restoration of Jean-Bertrand Aristide as Haitian president.” ―Elizabeth Abbott, Trinity College, University of Toronto on Clinton in Haiti
“This is an extraordinarily well written account that places Clinton's Haitian foreign policy in historical perspective. Linguistic wit and analytical sophistication prevail as Girard skillfully weaves readers through the complexities and tragedy of Haiti's history and the highly touted, but unsuccessful aftermath of the 1994 "invasion" by U.S. troops to restore Aristide and democracy to this Caribbean republic. Until Clinton administration classified documents become available this will remain the standard account and an object lesson for all future American cut-and-run attempts at peace-keeping and nation-building.” ―Joan Hoff, Montana State University, Bozeman on Clinton in Haiti
“Written by an outstanding young French scholar of recent American history, this examination of U.S. intervention in Haiti under Bill Clinton probes the motivations behind an unnecessary military action and explains the ways in which objective failure is translated into political success. The author's finely-calibrated sense of irony makes his work as entertaining as it is instructive.” ―Alonzo L. Hamby, Ohio University, and author of For the Survival of Democracy: Franklin Roosevelt and the World Crisis of the 1930s, on Clinton in Haiti
Philippe Girard is an Assistant Professor of Caribbean History, McNeese State University of Louisiana.
I learned SO MUCH from this book. I've traveled to Haiti and it's enlightening to get some idea of how it came to be the way it is.Published 1 month ago by Nila Novotny MD
Don't travel to Haiti before reading this book...it makes so much of what you will see there make sense and give you greater empathy for a country with a history of turmoil and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Heather R Nelson
Philippe Girard's book navigates the tumultous history of Haiti with considerable skill. From the very beginning it becomes evident that he does this not in order to present a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by gwaan
Was given as a gift, but my mom really enjoyed it.
Advised historical timeline though harsh was accurate. Girard holds no punches.
A must read for everyone curious about the conflicted people of Haiti!Published 13 months ago by mimi10
If you want to know about the history of Haiti, this is a must read.Published 14 months ago by Sean Roth
I have been traveling to Haiti for 7 years doing mission work. It was VERY beneficial for me to learn about the history of Haiti and the Haitians. Read morePublished 15 months ago by J. L. Kenny