Mountains Beyond Mountains PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Mountains Beyond Mountains free pdf Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, AmongSchoolchildren, and HomeTown. 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."

About Kidder Tracy

Tracy Kidder has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Award, among other literary prizes. The author of The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, Old Friends, and Home Town, Kidder lives in Massachusetts and Maine.

Details Book

Author : Kidder Tracy
Publisher : Random House USA Inc
Data Published : 01 September 2004
ISBN : 0812973011
EAN : 9780812973013
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 322 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Mountains Beyond Mountains



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Strength in What Remains  free pdfStrength in What Remains

    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..


  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park free pdfGreat Smoky Mountains National Park

    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has some of the highest. oldest. and most picturesque mountains and ridges in the eastern United States. One of the most biologically diverse regions in North America--with thousands of species of plant and animal life--the park was designated an International Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations in 1976 and a World Heritage Site in 1983..


  • Fascinating Austria - Mountains and Lakes free pdfFascinating Austria - Mountains and Lakes

    This adventure tour takes you through the Salzburg country with its fascinating mountain world. Be enchanted by the magnificent mountains. lakes and idyllic landscapes..


  • Fascinating Austria - Mountains and Lakes free pdfFascinating Austria - Mountains and Lakes

    This adventure tour takes you through the Salzburg country with its fascinating mountain world. Be enchanted by the magnificent mountains. lakes and idyllic landscapes..


  • Forest Decline and Atmospheric Deposition Effects in the French Mountains free pdfForest Decline and Atmospheric Deposition Effects in the French Mountains

    Forest decline became a matter of public and scientific concern in France in 1983 when conifers in the Vosges mountains were found to exhibit unusual crown deterioration. An impassioned controversy on a supposedly large scale forest health problem was then in full swing in Central Europe..


  • Mountains Beyond Mountains free pdfMountains Beyond Mountains

    . Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, AmongSchoolchildren, and HomeTown. He has been described by the "Baltimore""Sun" as