A Problem from Hell

by Samantha Power

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize For General Nonfiction National Book Critics Circle Award WinnerIn her award-winning interrogation of the last century of American history, Samantha Power — a former Balkan war correspondent and founding executive director of Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy — asks the haunting question: Why do American leaders who vow “never again” repeatedly fail to stopgenocide?

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 620 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.23 out of 5
  • Published May 6th 2003 by Harpperen
  • ISBN: 0060541644 (ISBN13: 9780060541644)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (2003)
  • Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (2003)
  • Arthur Ross Book Award for Gold Medal (2003)
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction (2002)
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Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize For General Nonfiction National Book Critics Circle Award WinnerIn her award-winning interrogation of the last century of American history, Samantha Power — a former Balkan war correspondent and founding executive director of Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy — asks the haunting question: Why do American leaders who vow “never again” repeatedly fail to stop genocide? Drawing upon exclusive interviews with Washington’s top policy makers, access to newly declassified documents, and her own reporting from the modern killing fields, Power provides the answer in “A Problem from Hell” — a groundbreaking work that tells the stories of the courageous Americans who risked their careers and lives in an effort to get the United States to act.