Mountains Beyond Mountains

Mountains Beyond Mountains
Author: Tracy Kidder
Release: 2009-08-25
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9780812980554
Language: en
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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 REPORTAGE This deluxe paperback edition includes a new Epilogue by the author

Home Is Beyond the Mountains

Home Is Beyond the Mountains
Author: Celia Barker Lottridge
Release: 2010
Editor: Groundwood Books Ltd
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780888999498
Language: en
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Samira and her brother flee when the Turkish army invades northwestern Persia in 1918, but the director of the orphanage where they end up decides to lead the refugee children on the three-hundred-mile journey back to their homes.

Strength in What Remains

Strength in What Remains
Author: Tracy Kidder
Release: 2010-05-04
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9780812977615
Language: en
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle •Chicago Tribune • The Christian Science Monitor • Publishers Weekly In Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances. Deo arrives in the United States from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, 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 and shows us what it means to be fully human. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Named one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the year by Time • Named one of the year’s “10 Terrific Reads” by O: The Oprah Magazine “Extraordinarily stirring . . . a miracle of human courage.”—The Washington Post “Absorbing . . . a story about survival, about perseverance and sometimes uncanny luck in the face of hell on earth. . . . It is just as notably about profound human kindness.”—The New York Times “Important and beautiful . . . This book is one you won’t forget.”—Portland Oregonian

A Truck Full of Money

A Truck Full of Money
Author: Tracy Kidder
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 289
ISBN: 9780812995244
Language: en
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"One man's quest to recover from great success"--Front cover.

To Repair the World

To Repair the World
Author: Paul Farmer
Release: 2019-11-19
Editor: University of California Press
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780520321151
Language: en
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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.

My Detachment

My Detachment
Author: Tracy Kidder
Release: 2005
Editor: Random House Large Print
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9780739325544
Language: en
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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.

Pathologies of Power

Pathologies of Power
Author: Paul Farmer
Release: 2005
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 429
ISBN: 9780520243262
Language: en
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"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

Among Schoolchildren
Author: Tracy Kidder
Release: 1989-09-06
Editor: HMH
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9780547524061
Language: en
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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 A Clock of Stars Book 2

Beyond the Mountains  A Clock of Stars  Book 2
Author: Francesca Gibbons
Release: 2021-10-14
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780008355104
Language: en
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The thrilling sequel to the best-selling middle-grade debut of Autumn 2020

Sunrise Over Fallujah

Sunrise Over Fallujah
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Release: 2010-02-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780545232029
Language: en
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Robin "Birdy" Perry, a new army recruit from Harlem, isn't quite sure why he joined the army, but he's sure where he's headed: Iraq. Birdy and the others in the Civilian Affairs Battalion are supposed to help secure and stabilize the country and successfully interact with the Iraqi people. Officially, the code name for their maneuvers is Operation Iraqi Freedom. But the young men and women in the CA unit have a simpler name for it:WAR

Grass Beyond the Mountains

Grass Beyond the Mountains
Author: Richmond Pearson Hobson
Release: 1951
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Pages: 268
ISBN: UOM:39015027929887
Language: en
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Presents a colourful view of cattle ranching in central B.C.

Fevers Feuds and Diamonds

Fevers  Feuds  and Diamonds
Author: Paul Farmer
Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9780374716981
Language: en
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“Paul Farmer brings his considerable intellect, empathy, and expertise to bear in this powerful and deeply researched account of the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014. It is hard to imagine a more timely or important book.” —Bill and Melinda Gates "[The] history is as powerfully conveyed as it is tragic . . . Illuminating . . . Invaluable." —Steven Johnson, The New York Times Book Review In 2014, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea suffered the worst epidemic of Ebola in history. The brutal virus spread rapidly through a clinical desert where basic health-care facilities were few and far between. Causing severe loss of life and economic disruption, the Ebola crisis was a major tragedy of modern medicine. But why did it happen, and what can we learn from it? Paul Farmer, the internationally renowned doctor and anthropologist, experienced the Ebola outbreak firsthand—Partners in Health, the organization he founded, was among the international responders. In Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds, he offers the first substantive account of this frightening, fast-moving episode and its implications. In vibrant prose, Farmer tells the harrowing stories of Ebola victims while showing why the medical response was slow and insufficient. Rebutting misleading claims about the origins of Ebola and why it spread so rapidly, he traces West Africa’s chronic health failures back to centuries of exploitation and injustice. Under formal colonial rule, disease containment was a priority but care was not – and the region’s health care woes worsened, with devastating consequences that Farmer traces up to the present. This thorough and hopeful narrative is a definitive work of reportage, history, and advocacy, and a crucial intervention in public-health discussions around the world.

An Unbroken Agony

An Unbroken Agony
Author: Randall Robinson
Release: 2007-06-26
Editor: Civitas Books
Pages: 312
ISBN: UVA:X030101685
Language: en
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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.

Beyond Those Mountains

Beyond Those Mountains
Author: Dick Thiessen
Release: 1985
Editor: Kindred Productions
Pages: 162
ISBN: 0919797466
Language: en
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Beyond the Mountains

Beyond the Mountains
Author: Kenneth Rexroth
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 190
ISBN: OCLC:1319190318
Language: en
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""Phaedra" and "Iphigenia at Aulis," set in the Greek heroic age, are recastings of old familiar myths, while "Hermaios" and "Berenike" (collectively called "Beyond the Mountains") take place at the start of the Christian era, in Hellenized Bactria, in the foothills of the present-day Hindu Kush. In substance, the plays are Rexroth's personal interperation of the elemental values of Greek civilization ..."--Publisher description.

Good Prose

Good Prose
Author: Tracy Kidder,Richard Todd
Release: 2013
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9781400069750
Language: en
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The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of House and the editor of Atlantic Monthly share stories from their literary friendship and respective careers, offering insight into writing principles and mechanics that they have identified as elementary to quality prose.

Looking Beyond the Mountains

Looking Beyond the Mountains
Author: Steven Hammond,Gurney Norman
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1893239713
Language: en
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"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.

Old Friends

Old Friends
Author: Tracy Kidder
Release: 2014-05-20
Editor: Rosetta Books
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780795337680
Language: en
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A Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s “touching, funny and inspiring” true story of daily life in a New England nursing home (The New York Times). Ninety-year-old Lou quit school after the eighth grade, worked for the rest of his life, and stayed with the same woman for nearly seventy years. Seventy-two-year-old Joe was chief probation officer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, holds a law degree, and has faced the death of a son and the raising of a mentally challenged daughter. Now, the two men are roommates in a nursing home. Despite coming from very different backgrounds, the two become close friends. Focusing on these two men as well as introducing us to the other aging residents of Linda Manor in Northampton, Massachusetts, literary journalist Tracy Kidder examines the sorrows and joys of growing older and the universal struggle to find meaning in the face of mortality. From the New York Times–bestselling author and National Book Award–winning author of The Soul of a New Machine, this is an extraordinary look inside an often-hidden world. “As in his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Soul of a New Machine, House, and the best-selling Among Schoolchildren, Kidder reveals his extraordinary talent as a storyteller by taking the potentially unpalatable subject of life in a nursing home and making it into a highly readable, engrossing account.” —Library Journal “Rich detail and true-to-the-ear dialogue let the brave and determined elderly speak for themselves—and for the continually surprising potential of the human spirit.” —Kirkus Reviews

Home Town

Home Town
Author: Tracy Kidder
Release: 2012-09-05
Editor: Random House
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780307826473
Language: en
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In this splendid book, one of America's masters of nonfiction takes us home--into Hometown, U.S.A., the town of Northampton, Massachusetts, and into the extraordinary, and the ordinary, lives that people live there. As Tracy Kidder reveals how, beneath its amiable surface, a small town is a place of startling complexity, he also explores what it takes to make a modern small city a success story. Weaving together compelling stories of individual lives, delving into a rich and varied past, moving among all the levels of Northampton's social hierarchy, Kidder reveals the sheer abundance of life contained within a town's narrow boundaries. Does the kind of small town that many Americans came from, and long for, still exist? Kidder says yes, although not quite in the form we may imagine. A book about civilization in microcosm, Home Town makes us marvel afresh at the wonder of individuality, creativity, and civic order--how a disparate group of individuals can find common cause and a code of values that transforms a place into a home. And this book makes you feel you live there.

The Land Beyond the Mountains

The Land Beyond the Mountains
Author: Janice Holt Giles
Release: 1995-10-12
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
Pages: 324
ISBN: 0813108489
Language: en
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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.