Description - The Devil Came on Horseback by Brian Steidle
Former United States Marine Brian Steidle served for six months in Darfur as an unarmed military observer for the African Union. There he witnessed first-hand the ongoing genocide, and documented every day of his experience using email, audio journals, notebook after notebook and nearly 1,000 photographs. Gretchen Steidle Wallace, his sister, who wrote this book with Brian, corresponded with him throughout his time in Darfur. Fired upon, taken hostage, a witness to villages destroyed and people killed, frustrated by his missions limitations and the international communitys reluctance to intervene, Steidle resigned and has since become an advocate for the world to step in and stop this genocide. The Devil Came on Horseback depicts the tragic impact of an Arab government bent on destroying its black African citizens, the maddening complexity of international inaction in response to blatant genocide, and the awkward, yet heroic transformation of a former Marine turned humanitarian. It is a gripping and moving memoir that bears witness to atrocities we have too long averted our eyes from, and reveals that the actions of just one committed person have the power to change the world.
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Author Biography - Brian Steidle
Brian Steidle, a former US Marine, worked for the African Union where he served in Darfur. He has made several return trips to Africa and now gives lectures across America. Gretchen Steidle Wallace is Brian's sister and the founder of Global Grassroots, a non profit organization. Brian and Gretchen live in New Hampshire, USA. For further information, visit www.globalgrassroots.org.