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[An] impassioned call for action…. Dallaire's troubling book, written out of evident frustration over the world's failure to act…. [is] a blunt, angry cry: 'What has humanity created?' (Kirkus Reviews)
Drawing on 15 years' experience and research, Dallaire explores the wrenching dilemma consisting of the reluctance to shoot children though they are armed and the guilt and horror attendant on killing them. (Vanessa Bush, Booklist)
Lieutenant-General The Honorable Roméo Dallaire (Retired) served thirty-five years with the Canadian Armed Forces, and now sits in the Canadian Senate. He founded and leads the Child Soldiers Initiative in association with the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University. He has received numerous honors and awards, including induction as an Officer of the Order of Canada and as an Officer of the Legion of Merit of the United States, the highest military decoration available to foreigners. His book, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, won the Governor General's Literary Award in Canada, has been acclaimed around the world, and has been turned into an Emmy Award-winning documentary as well as a feature film.See all Editorial Reviews
LTGEN (Ret'd) Romeo Dallaire has written a thought provoking and confronting book on the subject of the use of child soldiers by many non-state actors around the world. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Bomb Man58
I have great respect for this man, and his genuine efforts to bring this horrible practice to the attention of the Western world. Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by Shirley G.