Kidder Tracy:
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

Random House Trade , 2009
Quality paperback, 352 pagesISBN-13: 9780812980554
ISBN-10: 0812980557

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Tracy Kidder

TRACY KIDDER is the author of several novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winner "Among Schoolchildren"

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

At the center of Tracy Kidder's powerful and inspiring book is Dr. Paul Farmer. Harvard professor, renowned infectious-disease specialist, anthropologist, 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 account shows how radical change can be fostered in situations that seem insurmountable, and how one person can make a difference in solving global health problems through his clear-eyed understanding of how politics, wealth, social systems, and disease interact. "Mountains Beyond Mountains" takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer-brilliant and charismatic-changes people's minds and how they act through his dedication to the philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity."

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