Mountains Beyond Mountains: One doctor's quest to heal the world (Paperback)
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Mountains Beyond Mountains: One doctor's quest to heal the world (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 13/01/2011
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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
ISBN: 9781846684319
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 247 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
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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