Mountains Beyond Mountains

Author: Tracy Kidder

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588363341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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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

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Author: Tracy Kidder

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782830367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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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.

Quicklet on Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains

Author: Vivian Wagner

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614641870

Category: Study Aids

Page: 26

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ABOUT THE BOOK I first heard of Partners in Health, the organization founded by Dr. Paul Farmer, after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in January, 2010. I was impressed by this organization and its commitment to the long-term welfare of the people of Haiti, and I sent in an online donation. That small gesture led me to Tracy Kidders, Mountains Beyond Mountains, a nonfiction book focusing on the life and mission of Farmer. The book is a gripping story of a doctor who has changed the face of global medicine and public health; particularly in impoverished countries like Haiti. Kidder tells Farmers life story using interviews, observations, and extensive first-hand. MEET THE AUTHOR Freelance writer Vivian Wagner has wide-ranging interests, from technology and business to music and motorcycles. She writes features regularly for ECT News Network, and her work has also appeared in American Profile, Entrepreneur, Bluegrass Unlimited, and many other publications. She is also the author of Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel 2010). For more about her, visit her website at www.vivianwagner.net. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Mountains Beyond Mountains is a biography of Paul Farmer, as well as a narrative about the work that Farmer has done in the field of global medicine and poverty. To write the book, Tracy Kidder spent extensive time with Farmer and his colleagues, friends, and family members, conducting interviews, observing, and even participating in the action. The book was published in 2003 to much critical acclaim. In USA Today Nicolas Thomas remarks, Mountains Beyond Mountains is an astonishing book that will leave you questioning your own life and political views. Its the perfect testament to a man who continues to reshape medicine and who has become, undoubtedly, an uncommon savior to a country that desperately needed one. A review in the San Jose Mercury News said, with gripping descriptions of the plight of the people Farmer treats, Kidder makes us see the urgency of Farmers mission. Buy a copy to keep reading! CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains + Introduction to Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World + About Tracy Kidder + About the Book + Overall Summary + ...and much more

Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)

Author: Tracy Kidder,Michael French

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 030798088X

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 1528


Tracy Kidder's critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard-educated doctor with a self-proclaimed mission to transform healthcare on a global scale. Farmer focuses his attention on some of the world's most impoverished people and uses unconventional ways in which to provide healthcare, to achieve real results and save lives.

Summary of Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669368718

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 29

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was in Haiti to report on American soldiers. Twenty thousand of them had been sent to reinstate the country’s democratically elected government, and to strip away power from the military junta that had ruled with great cruelty for three years. #2 I remember Captain Carroll and Dr. Farmer making a mismatched pair. The captain was a redneck, while Farmer was a champion of human rights. They seemed to not understand or care about each other’s problems. #3 I eventually met Dr. Farmer, and he was a very nice man. He explained to me that he didn’t dislike soldiers, and that he had visited the captain to warn him about the release of Nerva Juste. #4 I had a difficult time relating to Farmer’s way of thinking, because it implied such a extreme definition of doing your best. The world is full of miserable places, and one way of living comfortably is not to think about them or send money when you do.

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Author: Tracy Kidder

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9781417665235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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A portrait of infectious disease expert Dr. Paul Farmer follows the efforts of this unconventional Harvard genius to understand the world's great health, economic, and social problems and to bring healing to humankind.

Screen Deep

Author: Scott Moncrieff

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9780828020664

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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