It Happened on the Way to War

A Marine's Path to Peace

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Descripción editorial

In 2000 Rye Barcott spent part of his summer living in the

Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. He was a college student heading into the

Marines, and he sought to better understand ethnic violence-something

he would likely facelater in uniform. He learned Swahili, asked

questions, and listened to young people talk about how they survived in

poverty he had never imagined. Anxious to help but unsure what to do, he

stumbled into friendship with awidowed nurse, Tabitha Atieno Festo, and

a hardscrabble community organizer, Salim Mohamed.

Together, this

unlikely trio built a non-governmental organization that would develop a

new generation of leaders from within one of Africa's largest slums.

Their organization, Carolina for Kibera (CFK), is now a global pioneer

of the movement called Participatory Development, and washonored by Time

magazine as a "Hero of Global Health." CFK's greatest lesson may be

that with the right kind of support, people in desperate places will

take charge of their lives and create breathtaking change.

Engaged

in two seemingly contradictory forms of public service at the same

time, Barcott continued his leadership in CFK while serving as a human

intelligence officer in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa. Struggling

with the intense stress of leading Marines in dangerous places, he took

thetools he learned building a community in one of the most fractured

parts of Kenya and became a more effective counterinsurgent and

peacekeeper.

It Happened on the Way to War is a true story

of sacrifice and courage and the powerful melding of military and

humanitarian service. It's a story of what America's role in the world

could be.

GÉNERO
Biografías y memorias
PUBLICADO
2011
29 de marzo
IDIOMA
EN
Inglés
EXTENSIÓN
368
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EDITORIAL
Bloomsbury USA
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