Mountains Beyond Mountains

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Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 332 pages
This compelling and inspiring book, now in a deluxe paperback edition, shows how one person can work wonders. In Mountains Beyond Mountains, Pulitzer Prize—winning author Tracy Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who loves the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.

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. Kidder’s magnificent account 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.” 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 a force of gathering revelation,” says Annie Dillard, and Jonathan Harr notes, “[Paul Farmer] wants to change the world. Certainly this luminous and powerful book will change the way you see it.”
 

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This is another excellent story of one man's quest to make a difference in the world. Dr. Paul Farmer (Harvard med. school grad) spends half the year in Haiti building clinics & helping the poorest ... Read full review

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Dr. Paul Farmer is a man who has spent his adult life trying to bring better health care to poverty-stricken parts of the world, with most of his time spent in Haiti. Farmer's insistence on bringing ... Read full review

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Contents

pART II
45
PART III
123
PART IV
179
Afterword
299
Acknowledgments
313
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About the author (2009)

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.

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