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Where Soldiers Fear to Tread A Relief Worker's Tale of Survival

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ISBN-10: 0553382608

ISBN-13: 9780553382600

Edition: N/A

Authors: John S. Burnett

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" There is going to be a shooting here and it is a toss-up who is going to get the boy' s first round. The soldier, about ten years old, is jamming the barrel of his gun hard against my driver' s face, and unless the kid decides to go for me, the relief worker, my driver is going to get his head blown off." Where Soldiers Fear to Tread John Burnett survived this ordeal and others during his service as a relief worker in Somalia. But many did not. In this gripping firsthand account, Burnett shares his experiences during the flood relief operations of 1997 to 1998. Ravaged by monsoons, starvation, and feuding warlords, Somalia continues to be one of the most dangerous places on earth. Both…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594

John S. Burnett is a former reporter for United Press International. He lives with his wife in the Netherlands.

Prologue
Introduction
Will the Last One to Leave Please Turn Off the Lights?
The Crisis
The Consultant
The Contract
The Shooter
Help Us, Don't Kill Us
Planning Our Escape
Me, I Wouldn't Fly It
A Mother's Gift
Suffer the Little Children
Yo Ho Ho and a Sprig of Qat
Who Invited You Here?
I Will Not Drop Blood
Nobody Knows Where the Bullets Go
One of the Local Girls
Saved by the Bush
Death Be Not Proud
Gentle Sleeps the Night
The Tribe of the Damned
Python in the Bath
Blood Sport
Heaven Is Just a Sin Away
A Rolling Stone and a Squeaky Wheel
One of the Boys
Death of an Angel
Epilogue
Afterword-The Broken Gate
Notes
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
About the Author