Mountains Beyond Mountains

The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

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Publisher Description

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

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2003
September 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Smile, it's good for you ,

Mountains beyond mountains

Pretty good book. Very insightful

dry_wit ,

RIP Paul Farmer

An excellent read of a man and his various partners in building an interpersonal and sustainable healthcare system for the world’s poorest citizens. Paul Farmer reminds me of a doctor friend from Northern California who left his practice to treat Batwa pygmies in southwestern Uganda. Dr. Scott Kellermann inspired me to make my first trips to Africa and Uganda where I spent the better part of seven years building relationships. Truly, men and women who serve and treat others, including far-off neighbors, are worthy of our admiration.

RIP Paul Farmer. Rise in power, sir!

Gail E Knight ,

A must read!

I loved this book! I will reread. An amazing story of conviction and passion for people.

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