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

Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the "master of the non-fiction narrative." This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. At the center of Mountains Beyond Mountains stands Paul Farmer. Doctor, Harvard professor, renowned infectious-disease specialist, anthropologist, the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant, world-class Robin Hood, Farmer was brought up in a bus and on a boat, and in medical school found his life's calling: to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. This magnificent book shows how radical change can be fostered in situations that seem insurmountable, and it also shows how a meaningful life can be created, as Farmer-brilliant, charismatic, charming, both a leader in international health and a doctor who finds time to make house calls in Boston and the mountains of Haiti-blasts through convention to get results. Mountains Beyond Mountains 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" - a philosophy that is embodied in the small public charity he founded, Partners In Health. He enlists the help of the Gates Foundation, George Soros, the U.N.'s World Health Organization, and others in his quest to cure the world. 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 the force of a gathering revelation," says Annie Dill

Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the "master of the non-fiction narrative." This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. At the center of Mountains Beyond Mountains stands Paul Farmer. Doctor, Harvard professor, renowned infectious-disease specialist, anthropologist, the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant, world-class Robin Hood, Farmer was brought up in a bus and on a boat, and in medical school found his life's calling: to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. This magnificent book shows how radical change can be fostered in situations that seem insurmountable, and it also shows how a meaningful life can be created, as Farmer-brilliant, charismatic, charming, both a leader in international health and a doctor who finds time to make house calls in Boston and the mountains of Haiti-blasts through convention to get results. Mountains Beyond Mountains 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" - a philosophy that is embodied in the small public charity he founded, Partners In Health. He enlists the help of the Gates Foundation, George Soros, the U.N.'s World Health Organization, and others in his quest to cure the world. 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 the force of a gathering revelation," says Annie Dill
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Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the "master of the non-fiction narrative." This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. At the center of Mountains Beyond Mountains stands Paul Farmer. Doctor, Harvard professor, renowned infectious-disease specialist, anthropologist, the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant, world-class Robin Hood, Farmer was brought up in a bus and on a boat, and in medical school found his life's calling: to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. This magnificent book shows how radical change can be fostered in situations that seem insurmountable, and it also shows how a meaningful life can be created, as Farmer-brilliant, charismatic, charming, both a leader in international health and a doctor who finds time to make house calls in Boston and the mountains of Haiti-blasts through convention to get results. Mountains Beyond Mountains 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" - a philosophy that is embodied in the small public charity he founded, Partners In Health. He enlists the help of the Gates Foundation, George Soros, the U.N.'s World Health Organization, and others in his quest to cure the world. 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 the force of a gathering revelation," says Annie Dill

Language:

English

Length:

4h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:09


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:15