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Mountains Beyond Mountains The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

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ISBN-10: 1846684315

ISBN-13: 9781846684319

Edition: 2011

Authors: Tracy Kidder

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‘Inspiring, disturbing, daring and completely absorbing’ New York Times Book ReviewAs a medical student Paul Farmer found his life’s calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine – so readily available in the developed world – to those who need them most. Central to the story is Farmer’s remarkable success revolutionising healthcare in one of Haiti’s poorest towns, and Tracy Kidder’s magnificent account shows how, from achieving this modest dream, 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…    
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List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Profile Books Limited
Publication date: 1/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.80" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Tracy Kidder was educated at the University of Iowa and Harvard University. He served in the US Army in Vietnam. Kidder has garnered numerous literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction and the National Book Award for General Nonfiction both in 1982. He has also been honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1990 and the Christopher Award, 1990. His publications include numerous nonfiction articles and short fiction for The Atlantic and other periodicals. Non-Fiction books include The Road to Yuba City, Doubleday, 1974; The Soul of a New Machine, Atlantic Monthly-Little Brown, 1981 for which he won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award; House, Houghton Mifflin,…    

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