An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography - Paul Rusesabagina, Tom Zoellner It's hard to review a true story about something terrible. An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography, though, isn't a book about the Rwandan massacre; it's a book about Paul Rusesabagina's experience of it. His voice, his personality, his clear-sightedness all come through brilliantly in this co-written autobiography.

What struck me most about this book was how apt the title is. Under extraordinary circumstances, this ordinary man did the extraordinary. He managed to keep more than 1200 people safe while genocide was taking place mere hundreds of yards away.

I won't go into the details of how Rusesabagina managed to do what he did - if you want to know, read the book. I will just note, though, that he's not a magician. He used his skills, training, and supplies at hand to fend off an army. What this ordinary man did was amazing, and a blessing to the world.