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 REPORTAGEThis deluxe paperback edition includes a new Epilogue by the author
Author: Tracy Kidder Publisher: Random House Trade Published: 08/25/2009 Pages: 352 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.79lbs Size: 8.36h x 5.66w x 1.00d ISBN: 9780812980554
About the Author Tracy Kidder graduated from Harvard and studied at the University of Iowa. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and many other literary prizes. The author of Mountains Beyond Mountains, My Detachment, Home Town, Old Friends, Among Schoolchildren, House, and The Soul of a New Machine, Kidder lives in Massachusetts and Maine.