Mountains Beyond Mountains

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Mountains Beyond Mountains

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “[A] masterpiece . . . an astonishing book that will leave you questioning your own life and political views.”—USA Today “If any one person can be given credit for transforming the medical establishment’s thinking about health care for the destitute, it is Paul Farmer. . . . [Mountains Beyond Mountains] inspires, discomforts, and provokes.”—The New York Times (Best Books of the Year) In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life’s calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. Tracy Kidder’s magnificent account shows how one person can make a difference in solving global health problems through a clear-eyed understanding of the interaction of politics, wealth, social systems, and disease. Profound and powerful, Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes people’s minds through his dedication to the philosophy that “the only real nation is humanity.” WINNER OF THE LETTRE ULYSSES AWARD FOR THE ART OF REPORTAGE

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Tracy Kidder
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2003-09-09
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781588363343


Mountains Beyond Mountains

Mountains Beyond Mountains

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “[A] masterpiece . . . an astonishing book that will leave you questioning your own life and political views.”—USA Today “If any one person can be given credit for transforming the medical establishment’s thinking about health care for the destitute, it is Paul Farmer. . . . [Mountains Beyond Mountains] inspires, discomforts, and provokes.”—The New York Times (Best Books of the Year) In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life’s calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. Tracy Kidder’s magnificent account shows how one person can make a difference in solving global health problems through a clear-eyed understanding of the interaction of politics, wealth, social systems, and disease. Profound and powerful, Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes people’s minds through his dedication to the philosophy that “the only real nation is humanity.” WINNER OF THE LETTRE ULYSSES AWARD FOR THE ART OF REPORTAGE This deluxe paperback edition includes a new Epilogue by the author

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Tracy Kidder
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2009-08-25
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780812980554


To Repair The World

To Repair The World

Doctor and social activist Paul Farmer shares a collection of charismatic short speeches that aims to inspire the next generation. One of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice, Farmer encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times. Engaging, often humorous, and always inspiring, these speeches bring to light the brilliance and force of Farmer’s vision in a single, accessible volume. A must-read for graduates, students, and everyone seeking to help bend the arc of history toward justice, To Repair the World: challenges readers to counter failures of imagination that keep billions of people without access to health care, safe drinking water, decent schools, and other basic human rights champions the power of partnership against global poverty, climate change, and other pressing problems today overturns common assumptions about health disparities around the globe by considering the large-scale social forces that determine who gets sick and who has access to health care discusses how hope, solidarity, faith, and hardbitten analysis have animated Farmer’s service to the poor in Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Russia, and elsewhere leaves the reader with an uplifting vision: that with creativity, passion, teamwork, and determination, the next generations can make the world a safer and more humane place.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Paul Farmer
Publisher : University of California Press
Release : 2019-11-19
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 9780520321151


A Truck Full Of Money

A Truck Full Of Money

"One man's quest to recover from great success"--Front cover.

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Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Author : Tracy Kidder
Publisher :
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 259 Pages
ISBN : 9780812995244


Home Is Beyond The Mountains

Home Is Beyond The Mountains

Samira and her brother flee when the Turkish army invades northwestern Persia in 1918, but the director of the orphanage where they end up decides to lead the refugee children on the three-hundred-mile journey back to their homes.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Celia Barker Lottridge
Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
Release : 2011-08
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780888999498


Strength In What Remains

Strength In What Remains

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle •Chicago Tribune • The Christian Science Monitor • Publishers Weekly In Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances. Deo arrives in the United States from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. He ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores. Then Deo begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. Kidder breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story as he travels with Deo back over a turbulent life and shows us what it means to be fully human. BONUS: This edition contains a Strength in What Remains discussion guide. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Named one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the year by Time • Named one of the year’s “10 Terrific Reads” by O: The Oprah Magazine “Extraordinarily stirring . . . a miracle of human courage.”—The Washington Post “Absorbing . . . a story about survival, about perseverance and sometimes uncanny luck in the face of hell on earth. . . . It is just as notably about profound human kindness.”—The New York Times “Important and beautiful . . . This book is one you won’t forget.”—Portland Oregonian

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Tracy Kidder
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2009-08-25
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781588368515


An Unbroken Agony

An Unbroken Agony

Presents an exploration of the turbulent history of Haiti, from Columbus's arrival to the abduction of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004, and the nation's ongoing struggle to achieve stability and prosperity.

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Genre : History
Author : Randall Robinson
Publisher : Civitas Books
Release : 2007-06-26
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : UVA:X030101685


Beyond The Mountains A Clock Of Stars Book 2

Beyond The Mountains A Clock Of Stars Book 2

The thrilling sequel to the best-selling middle-grade debut of Autumn 2020

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Francesca Gibbons
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2021-10-14
Total Pages : 496 Pages
ISBN : 9780008355104


Trading Beyond The Mountains

Trading Beyond The Mountains

During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the North West and Hudson�s Bay companies extended their operations beyond the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. There they encountered a mild and forgiving climate and abundant natural resources and, with the aid of Native traders, branched out into farming, fishing, logging, and mining. Following its merger with the North West Company in 1821, the Hudson�s Bay Company set up its headquarters at Fort Vancouver on the lower Columbia River. From there, the company dominated much of the non-Native economy, sending out goods to markets in Hawaii, Sitka, and San Francisco. Trading Beyond the Mountains looks at the years of exploration between 1793 and 1843 leading to the commercial development of the Pacific coast and the Cordilleran interior of western North America. Mackie examines the first stages of economic diversification in this fur trade region and its transformation into a dynamic and distinctive regional economy. He also documents the Hudson�s Bay Company�s employment of Native slaves and labourers in the North West coast region.

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Genre : History
Author : Richard S. Mackie
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2011-11-01
Total Pages : 440 Pages
ISBN : 9780774842464


Beyond Those Mountains

Beyond Those Mountains

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Genre : Christian biography
Author : Dick Thiessen
Publisher : Kindred Productions
Release : 1985
Total Pages : 148 Pages
ISBN : 0919797466