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The Resource Mountains beyond mountains, Tracy Kidder

Mountains beyond mountains, Tracy Kidder

Label
Mountains beyond mountains
Title
Mountains beyond mountains
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Kidder
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the "master of the non-fiction narrative." This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. At the center of Mountains Beyond Mountains stands Paul Farmer. Doctor, Harvard professor, renowned infectious-disease specialist, anthropologist, the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant, world-class Robin Hood, Farmer was brought up in a bus and on a boat, and in medical school found his life's calling: to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. This magnificent book shows how radical change can be fostered in situations that seem insurmountable, and it also shows how a meaningful life can be created, as Farmer--brilliant, charismatic, charming, both a leader in international health and a doctor who finds time to make house calls in Boston and the mountains of Haiti--blasts through convention to get results. Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity" - a philosophy that is embodied in the small public charity he founded, Partners In Health. He enlists the help of the Gates Foundation, George Soros, the U.N.'s World Health Organization, and others in his quest to cure the world. At the heart of this book is the example of a life based on hope, and on an understanding of the truth of the Haitian proverb "Beyond mountains there are mountains": as you solve one problem, another problem presents itself, and so you go on and try to solve that one too. "Mountains Beyond Mountains unfolds with the force of a gathering revelation," says Annie Dillard, and Jonathan Harr says, "[Farmer] wants to change the world. Certainly this luminous and powerful book will change the way you see it." From the Hardcover edition
Summary
Traces the efforts of Dr. Paul Farmer to transform healthcare on a global scale, documenting his visits to some of the world's most impoverished regions and the unconventional methods that enabled him to improve and save lives
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10174334
Cataloging source
OKJ
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Kidder, Tracy
Dewey number
  • 610.92
  • 610/.92
  • B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1080
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
R154.F36
LC item number
K53 2004
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1120
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 10
Nature of contents
bibliography
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French, Michael
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True
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  • Farmer, Paul
  • Physicians
  • Missionaries, Medical
  • Poor
  • Right to health
  • Human rights
Target audience
general
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the quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a man who would cure the world
Label
Mountains beyond mountains, Tracy Kidder
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0414/2003041253.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-317)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20691686
Dimensions
25cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780375506161
Isbn Type
(hb.)
Lccn
2003041253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC) 2003041253
Label
Mountains beyond mountains, Tracy Kidder
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0414/2003041253.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-317)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20691686
Dimensions
25cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780375506161
Isbn Type
(hb.)
Lccn
2003041253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC) 2003041253

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