Mountains Beyond Mountains: One doctor's quest to heal the world (Paperback)Tracy Kidder (author)
'Inspirational ... I can't recommend this book highly enough' Bill Gates
Profound and powerful, Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba and Russia, as the charismatic but flawed genius Dr Paul Farmer challenges widely-held preconceptions about poverty and healthcare.
As a medical student, 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. Beginning in Haiti, he tackles the conditions that contribute to so many unnecessary deaths with his trademark combination of world-class expertise, unlimited compassion, and the unstinting dedication of friends and colleagues. Tracy Kidder's magnificent and moving account shows how, from achieving this modest dream, one person can make a difference in solving global problems through a clear-eyed understanding of the interaction of politics, wealth, social systems and medicine.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm
There aren't many real heroes, where the purity of their commitment and the way they articulate those values inspires millions of people ... I can't recommend this book highly enough - Bill Gates
Affecting...at one the story of an epic battle against poverty and a finely balanced character study - Wendell Steavenson, Sunday Times
Quite simply, Mountains Beyond Mountains is a book you should read. It's not smug and self-satisfied, it's not poverty and suffering porn, it's not predictable. It's genuinely touching, inspiring and excellently written. Highly recommended - Keith Dudhnath, The Bookbag
An absorbing read - Julian Fleming, Sunday Business Post
Inspiring, disturbing, daring and completely absorbing - New York Times Book Review
A masterpiece that will leave you questioning your own life and political views. It's the perfect testament to a man who continues to reshape medicine and who has become, undoubtedly, an uncommon saviour to a country that desperately needed one - USA Today
A true-to-life fairytale ... Its stark sense of reality comes as much from the grit between the pages as from the pure gold those pages spin - Boston Sunday Globe
It'll fill you equally with wonder and hope - People
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