Fools Rush In: A True Story of Love, War, and Redemption

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IPG, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 380 pages
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Offering an in-depth personal account of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian war, this autobiography follows the author as he departed for conflict-ridden Eastern Europe in the early 1990s. Demonstrating how the protagonist discovered his own love of humanity, this narrative documents his career as an aid-worker, toiling amidst a motley crew of expatriate punk rockers and thrill junkies who dressed as clowns to deliver food to bombed-out orphanages. Touching on his later role as a dogged emissary, this chronicle also relates how the author convinced the rock group U2 to help bring the siege of Sarajevo to the planet via satellite broadcasts beamed out during their PopMart world tour. A forthright and powerful memoir, this searing reconstruction depicts an innocent city under attack as well as indelible portraits of the people of Sarajevo, who continued to live their lives with hope, humor, and passion. This updated edition also includes an introduction by Charles Bowden, the author ofDown by the River.

  

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Review: Fools Rush In: A True Story of Love, War, and Redemption

User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

This book is a must read for anyone who travels to the Balkans....or even those who don't. Read full review

Review: Fools Rush In: A True Story of Love, War, and Redemption

User Review  - Andrea Kunza - Goodreads

Really like Carter's perspective of Sarajevo -- he focuses on a distinct aspect of the Bosnian war Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
1
Part One
9
Part Two
147
Part Three
343
Epilogue
371
Acceptance Speech
373
Acknowledgments
379
About the Author
381
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Bill Carter is a former commercial fisherman and an award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer. He has written for Menís Journal, Outside, Rolling Stone, and Spin. His documentary film, Miss Sarajevo, was awarded the International Monitor Award, the Golden Hugo Award, and the Maverick Director Award. He lives in Bisbee, Arizona.

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