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A Problem from Hell

""A Problem from Hell" is a path-breaking interrogation of the last century of American history. Samantha Power poses a question that haunts our nation's past: Why do American leaders who vow "never again" repeatedly fail to marhsal the will and the might to stop genocide? She provides the answer in the form of the suspenseful story of courageous individuals who risked their careers and lives in an effort to get the United States to act. Drawing upon exclusive interviews with Washington's top policymakers, access to thousands of pages of newly declassified documents, and her own reporting from the modern killing fields, Power shows how those who urged U.S. action were thwarted again and again by ignorance, indifference, and, above all, a failure of imagination."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

2002  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2002  National Book Critics Circle Awards
2003  Pulitzer Prize
2003  J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize
2003  Robert F. Kennedy Book Award
2003  Arthur Ross Book Awards
2003  Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Mass murder
American foreign relations
American foreign policy
U.S. presidents
U.S. secretaries of state
Global politics
Security, International
International relations
International politics
International treaties
United Nations
U.S. senators