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A Long Day's Dying: Critical Moments in the Darfur Genocide Paperback – May 7, 2007

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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Key Publishing House Inc; 1st edition (May 7, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978043146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978043148
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,582,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Not a single person in the world has done as much for Darfur as Eric Reeves. Combining passion, reason, black humor, legal acuity, and political savvy, Reeves sends us all off in search of our better angels. What you have in these pages are the brilliant, fierce, rigorous writings of a one-man-lobbying machine who is single-handedly responsible for saving hundreds of thousands of lives. --Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize winning author of (A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide) Professor, Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government

No one has covered the Darfur genocide more thoroughly and knowledgeably than has Professor Reeves. He has been the thorn in the conscience of policymakers, scholars, journalists and readers of The New Republic for several years with his erudite and provocative writings. This book collects the best of them with highly readable essays. Historians will rely on A Long Day's Dying for the in-depth analyses and critical judgments of every step taken, and not taken, during the years of atrocity crimes in Darfur. Place this book in the Oval Office. --Professor David Scheffer, Northwestern University School of Law (Former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues, 1997-2001)

During the massive media reporting of the disaster in Darfur no one has been more prolific, determined, and dedicated to reveal the genocide in Darfur than Eric Reeves. Well-informed, carefully researched, and extremely readable, A Long Day s Dying will be required reading for anyone seeking to understand the enormity of this tragedy in the killing fields of Darfur. --Robert O. Collins, Professor of History, Emeritus University of California Santa Barbara

About the Author

Eric Reeves is Professor of English Language and Literature at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Reeves has spent the past eight years working full-time as an independent Sudan researcher and analyst, publishing extensively both in the United States and internationally.

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By John Uniack Davis on July 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
Eric Reeves is well-known in Darfur activism circles for his courageous, tenacious website ([...]), where he publishes frequent dispatches on the Darfur genocide. Pulitzer-prize-winning author and anti-genocide activist Samantha Power says that "not a single person in the world has done as much for Darfur as Eric Reeves." For this reason, A Long Day's Dying was a much-anticipated contribution to the literature on the Darfur genocide. In serving as a one-volume compendium of the most important of Reeves' writings during the 2003-2006 period, the book lives up to expectations - it systematically documents the Khartoum regime's depredations and the international community's slow and indecisive response, while also providing a record of Eric Reeves' relentless advocacy over that period. In this sense, it is a must-read for any student of genocide in general and the Darfur conflict in particular.

Reeves is justly prominent as the most dogged advocate of oppressed Sudanese people and as a tenacious adversary of the genocidal Khartoum regime and foot draggers in the international community. The "critical moments" presented in the book reflect Reeves' passion, commitment, and unflagging appeals to the world's conscience for the slow, ineffective response to Khartoum's crimes against humanity and diplomatic intransigence and subterfuge. Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and his special representative for Sudan, Jan Pronk, come in for particularly harsh criticism, as Reeves accuses them of engaging in eloquent diplo-speak and compromising away important gains rather than pushing for quick, meaningful results in terms of disarmament, civilian protection, and humanitarian access.
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