Mountains Beyond Mountains Book
Score: 4
From 63 Ratings

Mountains Beyond Mountains


  • Author : Tracy Kidder
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2003-09-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588363343

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Mountains Beyond Mountains Book Description :

“[A] masterpiece . . . an astonishing book that will leave you questioning your own life and political views . . . Kidder opens a window into Farmer’s soul, letting the reader peek in and see what truly makes the good doctor tick.”—Nicholas Thomas, USA Today 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.” Praise for Mountains Beyond Mountains “A true-to-life fairy tale, one that inspires you to believe in happy endings . . . Its stark sense of reality comes as much from the grit between the pages as from the pure gold those pages spin.”—Laura Claridge, Boston Sunday Globe “Stunning . . . Mountains Beyond Mountains will move you, restore your faith in the ability of one person to make a difference in these increasingly maddening, dispiriting times.”—John Wilkens, The San Diego Union-Tribune “Easily the most fascinating, most entertaining and, yes, most inspiring work of nonfiction I’ve read this year.”—Charles Matthews, San Jose Mercury News “It’ll fill you equally with wonder and hope.”—Cathy Burke, People “In this excellent work, Pulitzer Prize-winner Kidder immerses himself in and beautifully explores the rich drama that exists in the life of Dr. Paul Farmer. . . . Throughout, Kidder captures the almost saintly effect Farmer has on those whom he treats.”—Publisher’s Weekly (starred review) “[A] skilled and graceful exploration of the soul of an astonishing human be

Mountains Beyond Mountains Book
Score: 4
From 61 Ratings

Mountains Beyond Mountains


  • Author : Tracy Kidder
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846684319

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Mountains Beyond Mountains Book Description :

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.

A Truck Full of Money Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Truck Full of Money


  • Author : Tracy Kidder
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812995244

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A Truck Full of Money Book Description :

"One man's quest to recover from great success"--Front cover.

Strength in What Remains Book
Score: 4
From 65 Ratings

Strength in What Remains


  • Author : Tracy Kidder
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400066216

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Strength in What Remains Book Description :

Tracy Kidder, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, and the enduring classic Mountains Beyond Mountains, has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the “master of the non-fiction narrative.” In this new book, Kidder gives us the superb story of a hero for our time. Strength in What Remains is a wonderfully written, inspiring account of one man’s remarkable American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him–a brilliant testament to the power of will and of second chances. Deo arrives in America from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, plagued by horrific dreams, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. He ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores. Then Deo begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. Kidder breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story as he travels with Deo back over a turbulent life in search of meaning and forgiveness. An extraordinary writer, Tracy Kidder once again shows us what it means to be fully human by telling a story about the heroism inherent in ordinary people, a story about a life based on hope.

Mountains Book

Mountains


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Te Neues Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 3832733914

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Mountains Book Description :

Mountains, one of nature's greatest masterpieces, in their rugged beauty, breathtaking views from the top, clear air, green pastures, mountain lakes and glaciers, have captivated mankind all along. Climbing mountains or just gazing at their majestic splendor causes us to slow down and contemplate, maybe even giving us a little serenity. Photographer Tim Hall beautifully captures the powerful solace of mountains in his images. He often chooses to shoot in dramatic weather, making his work and the photographed mountains look even more stunning and transcendent. The intention to strike an emotional or spiritual chord is evident in much of his landscape work, which is inspired by Rothko and Turner. The influence of painting in his work stems from his studies of art history at Manchester University. Mountains - Beyond the Clouds presents the extensive Alpine mountain range, including famous landmarks such as the Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and the Dolomites.

To Repair the World Book

To Repair the World


  • Author : Paul Farmer
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520321151

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To Repair the World Book Description :

Doctor and social activist Paul Farmer shares a collection of charismatic short speeches that aims to inspire the next generation. One of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice, Farmer encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times. Engaging, often humorous, and always inspiring, these speeches bring to light the brilliance and force of Farmer’s vision in a single, accessible volume. A must-read for graduates, students, and everyone seeking to help bend the arc of history toward justice, To Repair the World: challenges readers to counter failures of imagination that keep billions of people without access to health care, safe drinking water, decent schools, and other basic human rights champions the power of partnership against global poverty, climate change, and other pressing problems today overturns common assumptions about health disparities around the globe by considering the large-scale social forces that determine who gets sick and who has access to health care discusses how hope, solidarity, faith, and hardbitten analysis have animated Farmer’s service to the poor in Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Russia, and elsewhere leaves the reader with an uplifting vision: that with creativity, passion, teamwork, and determination, the next generations can make the world a safer and more humane place.

Partner to the Poor Book

Partner to the Poor


  • Author : Paul Farmer
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 660
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520257115

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Partner to the Poor Book Description :

"Dr. Paul Farmer is one of the most extraordinary people I've ever known. Partner to the Poor recounts his relentless efforts to eradicate disease, humanize health care, alleviate poverty, and increase opportunity and empowerment in the developing world. It will inspire us all to do our parts."--William J. Clinton "If the world is curious about Paul Farmer, there is a reason for that. No one has done more than he has in bringing modern medicine to the poor across the globe and no one has exceeded him in making us appreciate the diverse barriers that prevent proper medicine from reaching the underdogs of the world. In this wonderful collection of essays, putting together Paul Farmer's writings over more than two decades, we can see how his far-reaching ideas have developed and radically enhanced the understanding of the challenges faced by healthcare in the uneven world in which we live. This is an altogether outstanding book."--Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate, Economics "To delve into these pages is to join one of the world's great explorers on an epic life journey--to grapple with culture, poverty, disease, health care, ethics, and ultimately our common humanity in the Age of AIDS. Paul Farmer is a pioneer, guide, and inspiration at a time of unprecedented contrasts: between wealth and poverty, power and powerlessness, health and disease, compassion and neglect. His medical expertise, anthropological vision, and unflinching decency have helped to recharge our world with moral purpose."--Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University "Wow! Perfect for teaching. This is more than vintage Farmer. Editor Haun Saussy knows Farmer's work inside out and has assembled and organized 25 classic articles that project the heart of Farmer's brilliant, radical, inspiring, eminently practical and (dare I say) genuinely subversive work."--Philippe Bourgois, author of Righteous Dopefiend "If they gave Nobel Prizes for raising moral awareness, Paul Farmer would have won his a long time ago. For

Looking Beyond the Mountains Book

Looking Beyond the Mountains


  • Author : Steven Hammond
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 1893239713

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Looking Beyond the Mountains Book Description :

"Labeled female at birth, Steven Hammond lived for 25 years as a female--a boy imprisoned in the trappings of a girl"--P. [4] of cover.

My Detachment Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

My Detachment


  • Author : Tracy Kidder
  • Publisher : Random House Large Print Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9780739325544

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My Detachment Book Description :

The author reminisces about his life, in a profile of a young man coming of age during the Vietnam War, chronicling his experiences as a former ROTC intelligence officer in command of a group of enlisted men on assignment in Vietnam.

Life on the Other Side Book
Score: 4.5
From 21 Ratings

Life on the Other Side


  • Author : Sylvia Browne
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2001-07-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 0451201515

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Life on the Other Side Book Description :

The noted psychic explains the afterlife as she illuminates her findings about "the other side" and answers readers' most important questions about death and the afterlife.

Beyond the Mountains Book

Beyond the Mountains


  • Author : Drew A. Swanson
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9780820353968

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Beyond the Mountains Book Description :

Beyond the Mountains explores the ways in which Appalachia often served as a laboratory for the exploration and practice of American conceptions of nature. The region operated alternately as frontier, wilderness, rural hinterland, region of subsistence agriculture, bastion of yeoman farmers, and place to experiment with modernization. In these various takes on the southern mountains, scattered across time and space, both mountain residents and outsiders consistently believed that the region's environment made Appalachia distinctive, for better or worse. With chapters dedicated to microhistories focused on particular commodities, Drew A. Swanson builds upon recent Appalachian studies scholarship, emphasizing the diversity of a region so long considered a homogenous backwater. While Appalachia has a recognizable and real coherence rooted in folkways, agriculture, and politics (among other things), it is also a region of varied environments, people, and histories. These discrete stories are, however, linked through the power of conceptualizing nature and work together to reveal the ways in which ideas and uses of nature often created a sense of identity in Appalachia. Delving into the environmental history of the region reveals that Appalachian environments, rather than separating the mountains from the broader world, often served to connect the region to outside places.

Trading Beyond the Mountains Book

Trading Beyond the Mountains


  • Author : Richard Mackie
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 0774806133

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Trading Beyond the Mountains Book Description :

During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the North West and Hudson’s Bay companies extended their operations to the Pacific Ocean, where, with the aid of Native traders, they branched out into farming, fishing, logging, and mining. Mackie shows how the well-capitalized Hudson’s Bay Company created a regional economy on the Pacific coast and documents how the Native people played a part in the emerging economy and how, in myriad ways, they paid for contact with British commerce.

Beyond Those Mountains Book

Beyond Those Mountains


  • Author : Dick Thiessen
  • Publisher : Kindred Productions
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Christian biography
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 0919797466

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Pathologies of Power Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Pathologies of Power


  • Author : Paul Farmer
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520243262

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Pathologies of Power Book Description :

"Pathologies of Power" uses harrowing stories of life and death to argue thatthe promotion of social and economic rights of the poor is the most importanthuman rights struggle of our times.

Among Schoolchildren Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Among Schoolchildren


  • Author : Tracy Kidder
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 1989-09-06
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547524061

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Among Schoolchildren Book Description :

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s classic, “brilliantly illuminated” account of education in America (TheNew York Times Book Review). Mrs. Zajac is feisty, funny, and tough. She likes to call herself an “old-lady teacher.” (She is thirty-four.) Around Kelly School, she is infamous for her discipline: “She is mean, bro,” says one of her students. But children love her, and so will the reader of this extraordinarily moving book by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of House and The Soul of a New Machine. Tracy Kidder spent nine months in Mrs. Zajac’s fifth-grade classroom in a depressed area of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Living among the twenty schoolchildren and their indomitable teacher, he shared their joys, catastrophes, and small but essential triumphs. His resulting New York Times bestseller is a revelatory and remarkably poignant account of an inner-city school that “erupts with passionate life,” and a close-up examination of what is wrong—and right—with education in America (USA Today). “More than a book about needy children and a valiant teacher; it is full of the author’s genuine love, delight and celebration of the human condition. He has never used his talent so well.” —The New York Times

Beyond the Mountains of the Damned Book

Beyond the Mountains of the Damned


  • Author : Matthew McAllester
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2003-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814756614

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Beyond the Mountains of the Damned Book Description :

Tells the story of Kosovo's most war-devastated city through the lives of two neighbors, one a Serb and the other a Kosovar, who viewed the conflict respectively as a desperate struggle for survival and an exercise of power.

Into the Wild Book
Score: 3.5
From 4,475 Ratings

Into the Wild


  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2009-09-22
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0307476863

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Into the Wild Book Description :

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out o

The Land Beyond the Mountains Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Land Beyond the Mountains


  • Author : Janice Holt Giles
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 1995-10-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 0813108489

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The Land Beyond the Mountains Book Description :

In her fourth novel of the Kentucky frontier, Giles combines her fascination for the past with her gift for storytelling. Had it not been for the loyalty of men like Giles's fictional hero, Major Cassius Cartwright, General James Wilkinson's 1783 attempt to create a Spanish empire in the West might have succeeded. Interwoven with the Spanish Conspiracy are tales of struggles with Indians, of the birth of a Green River Valley town, and of the two women Cass loves: Rachel, a gentle Quaker, and Tattie, a fiery waif he rescues from Philadelphia slums. Like Giles's earlier historical novels, The Land Beyond the Mountains is an engaging story of adventure and romance. First published in 1958, this reprint gives Giles fans another lively piece of Kentucky's frontier history. Janice Holt Giles (1905-1979), author of nineteen books, lived and wrote near Knifley, Kentucky, for thirty-four years. Her biography is told in Janice Holt Giles: A Writer's Life.

An Unbroken Agony Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

An Unbroken Agony


  • Author : Randall Robinson
  • Publisher : Civitas Books
  • Release Date : 2007-06-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030101685

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An Unbroken Agony Book Description :

Presents an exploration of the turbulent history of Haiti, from Columbus's arrival to the abduction of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004, and the nation's ongoing struggle to achieve stability and prosperity.

The Soul of A New Machine Book
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings

The Soul of A New Machine


  • Author : Tracy Kidder
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 2011-08-23
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316204552

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The Soul of A New Machine Book Description :

Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder memorably records the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. Computers have changed since 1981, when The Soul of a New Machine first examined the culture of the computer revolution. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations. The Soul of a New Machine is an essential chapter in the history of the machine that revolutionized the world in the twentieth century.