"The widest possible audience should read this very interesting and thought-provoking book....Highly recommended at all levels."-Choice
?The widest possible audience should read this very interesting and thought-provoking book....Highly recommended at all levels.?-Choice
?This is an important book that should be read by those concerned about genocide and mass murder.?-H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences
"In the vast literature on ethnic and religious massacres, Heiderich's book is distinguished both by its sense of moral urgency and by the realism of its evaluation of what can be done to prevent genocide. He has no illusions about the obstacles, yet he presents a convincing set of proposals for early warnings, non-violent pressures, and an international legion of volunteers. This is a strong and moving call for awareness, concern, and action."-Stanley Hoffman Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor Harvard University
"Only a person of John Heidenrich's special combination of military knowledge, academic qualifications and experiences could have written this insightful primer with its practical analysis of the challenges and solutions to the problems of preventing and combating genocide in the 21st century. If you want to know where we lost our way, read this book. If you want a compass to guide you out of the wilderness, here it is. Concerned citizens and political leaders everywhere should read this guide to fighting and winning the battle against genocide and mass atrocities."-Professor Frank Chalk History Department, Concordia University Co-Director, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
"John Heidenrich has written a well-informed, and more importantly, a spiritually uplifting survey of what can be done about the scourge of genocide. If at times he comes close to the borderline of naivete about the ugly evil forces of genocidal mass murder in our world, for most decent people--policy makers and the other concerned readers--he is refreshing and rebuilds our hopes for a better world civilization. Coming at a time when the world community is giving signs of a new level of readiness to intervene politically, militarily, and with legal action, John Heidenrich's work may help to inspire, inform, and educate those who want to take action against genocide."-Prof. Israel W. Charny, Ph.D. Editor and Chief, Encyclopedia of Genocide Executive Director, Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide, Jerusalem
About the Author
JOHN G. HEIDENRICH was for two years the Senior Analyst for Genocide and Instability Warning Issues at Open Source Solutions (OSS), Inc. Formerly an analyst with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), he later joined the Institute for Defense & Disarmament Studies (IDDS), a nonprofit think-tank in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he directed its Project on Genocide Prevention. He holds a Master's degree from Harvard University, a Bachelor's degree from The American University in Washington, D.C., and an officers commission in the U.S. Army Reserve. officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, he has served in units associated with military police, military intelligence, Special Forces, armor, and aviation. He is a member of the Association of Genocide Scholars.