In Prelude to Genocide, David Rawson draws on declassified documents and his own experiences to seek out what led to the Rwanda crisis. The result is a commanding blend of diplomatic history and analysis that is a milestone read on the Rwandan Genocide, and what happens when conflict resolution and diplomacy fall short.
Judith M. Heimann entered the diplomatic life in 1958 to join her husband, John, in Jakarta, Indonesia, at his American Embassy post. This, her first time out of the United States, would set her on a path across the continents as she mastered the fine points of diplomatic culture. She did so first as a spouse, then as a diplomat herself, thus becoming part of one of the Foreign Service’s first tandem couples.