Mountains Beyond Mountains

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Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder Summary

Profound and powerful, Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba and Russia, as the charismatic but flawed genius Dr Paul Farmer challenges widely-held preconceptions about poverty and healthcare.As a medical student, Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine - so readily available in the developed world - to those who need them most. Beginning in Haiti, he tackles the conditions that contribute to so many unnecessary deaths with his trademark combination of world-class expertise, unlimited compassion, and the unstinting dedication of friends and colleagues. Tracy Kidder's magnificent and moving account shows how, from achieving this modest dream, one person can make a difference in solving global problems through a clear-eyed understanding of the interaction of politics, wealth, social systems and medicine.

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Mountains by Tim Hall Summary

Mountains, one of nature's greatest masterpieces, in their rugged beauty, breathtaking views from the top, clear air, green pastures, mountain lakes and glaciers, have captivated mankind all along. Climbing mountains or just gazing at their majestic splendor causes us to slow down and contemplate, maybe even giving us a little serenity. Photographer Tim Hall beautifully captures the powerful solace of mountains in his images. He often chooses to shoot in dramatic weather, making his work and the photographed mountains look even more stunning and transcendent. The intention to strike an emotional or spiritual chord is evident in much of his landscape work, which is inspired by Rothko and Turner. The influence of painting in his work stems from his studies of art history at Manchester University. Mountains - Beyond the Clouds presents the extensive Alpine mountain range, including famous landmarks such as the Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and the Dolomites.

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Mountains by N.A Summary

Mountains, one of nature's greatest masterpieces, in their rugged beauty, breathtaking views from the top, clear air, green pastures, mountain lakes and glaciers, have captivated mankind all along. Climbing mountains or just gazing at their majestic splendor causes us to slow down and contemplate, maybe even giving us a little serenity. Photographer Tim Hall beautifully captures the powerful solace of mountains in his images. He often chooses to shoot in dramatic weather, making his work and the photographed mountains look even more stunning and transcendent. The intention to strike an emotional or spiritual chord is evident in much of his landscape work, which is inspired by Rothko and Turner. The influence of painting in his work stems from his studies of art history at Manchester University. Mountains - Beyond the Clouds presents the extensive Alpine mountain range, including famous landmarks such as the Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and the Dolomites.

Quicklet on Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains

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Quicklet on Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains by Vivian Wagner Summary

ABOUT THE BOOK I first heard of Partners in Health, the organization founded by Dr. Paul Farmer, after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in January, 2010. I was impressed by this organization and its commitment to the long-term welfare of the people of Haiti, and I sent in an online donation. That small gesture led me to Tracy Kidders, Mountains Beyond Mountains, a nonfiction book focusing on the life and mission of Farmer. The book is a gripping story of a doctor who has changed the face of global medicine and public health; particularly in impoverished countries like Haiti. Kidder tells Farmers life story using interviews, observations, and extensive first-hand. MEET THE AUTHOR Freelance writer Vivian Wagner has wide-ranging interests, from technology and business to music and motorcycles. She writes features regularly for ECT News Network, and her work has also appeared in American Profile, Entrepreneur, Bluegrass Unlimited, and many other publications. She is also the author of Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel 2010). For more about her, visit her website at www.vivianwagner.net. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Mountains Beyond Mountains is a biography of Paul Farmer, as well as a narrative about the work that Farmer has done in the field of global medicine and poverty. To write the book, Tracy Kidder spent extensive time with Farmer and his colleagues, friends, and family members, conducting interviews, observing, and even participating in the action. The book was published in 2003 to much critical acclaim. In USA Today Nicolas Thomas remarks, Mountains Beyond Mountains is an astonishing book that will leave you questioning your own life and political views. Its the perfect testament to a man who continues to reshape medicine and who has become, undoubtedly, an uncommon savior to a country that desperately needed one. A review in the San Jose Mercury News said, with gripping descriptions of the plight of the people Farmer treats, Kidder makes us see the urgency of Farmers mission. Buy a copy to keep reading! CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains + Introduction to Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World + About Tracy Kidder + About the Book + Overall Summary + ...and much more

Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)

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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People) by Tracy Kidder,Michael French Summary

Tracy Kidder's critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard-educated doctor with a self-proclaimed mission to transform healthcare on a global scale. Farmer focuses his attention on some of the world's most impoverished people and uses unconventional ways in which to provide healthcare, to achieve real results and save lives.

Les lois de la médecine

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Changer notre regard sur la médecine. Jeune interne en médecine, comme beaucoup d’autres, Siddhartha Mukherjee croyait que la médecine était une science, dotée de lois qu’il suffirait de suivre pour ramener chaque patient à une règle générale... et à la santé. Mais tel n’est pas le cas. C’est quand médecins et patients aurons compris que la médecine est une science du cas particulier, de l’expérience, de l’intuition, de l’irrégulier, bref, de l’humain, qu’ils sauront trouver ensemble la voie de la guérison.

Ce que l'argent ne saurait acheter. Les limites morales du marché

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Ce que l'argent ne saurait acheter. Les limites morales du marché by Michael J. Sandel Summary

Nous savons bien que l'argent ne saurait tout acheter. Et pourtant, la marchandisation des biens et des valeurs progresse sans cesse. Mais c'est en Amérique que cela se passe, pensons-nous. Là-bas, les écoles en sont à payer les enfants s'ils ont de bonnes notes ; les entreprises paient les travailleurs qui font des efforts pour améliorer leur santé... Serions-nous à l'abri de ces dérives ? Nous sommes en réalité déjà contaminés. Il est mal de vendre le droit de faire du tort aux autres. Pourquoi alors acceptons-nous l'une des mesures phares sur le changement climatique, à savoir le marché des droits à polluer, qui permet à certains d'aller au-delà de leur permis d'émission en payant ceux qui se restreignent davantage ? Nous ne confondons pas l'amour vénal et l'amour tout court. Pourquoi alors acceptons-nous que l'INSEE inclue dans la richesse nationale le temps que les parents passent à s'occuper des enfants au tarif de la baby-sitter ? Nous n'avons pas encore réfléchi à ce que devrait être la place du marché dans une société démocratique et juste. Ce livre, déjà un best-seller mondial, nous y aide puissamment. Retrouvez Michael Sandel dans une vidéo lors d'une table ronde au Collège des Bernardins. Cliquez ici. Michael J. Sandel est l'un des plus importants philosophes américains. Il est professeur de philosophie politique à l'université Harvard. Il est l'auteur de Le Libéralisme et les limites de la justice (Seuil, 1999), une des critiques les plus incisives de la Théorie de la justice de John Rawls (Seuil, 1987). Préface de Jean-Pierre Dupuy

Plaidoyer pour la mondialisation

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Dans le débat passionné qui fait rage autour de la mondialisation, ses critiques font valoir les nombreux maux qu'elle inflige aux pays pauvres, du travail des enfants à la dégradation écologique en passant par l'homogénéisation culturelle. Jagdish Bhagwati répond ici à ces arguments souvent avancés contre la libéralisation des échanges mondiaux. La mondialisation, si elle est bien conduite, est bien la force la plus puissante de progrès social dans le monde. Accroît-elle ou réduit-elle la pauvreté ? Favorise-t-elle vraiment le travail des enfants ? Nuit-elle aux femmes ? Met-elle en péril les spécificités culturelles ? Déséquilibre-t-elle les salaires ? Ravage-t-elle l'environnement ? Fait-elle le jeu des entreprises les plus prédatrices ? Tous les grands arguments antimondialisation sont passés au crible. Avec, au bout du compte, une interrogation cruciale : quelle gouvernance pour une mondialisation bien conduite ? Jagdish Bhagwati est professeur à l'Université Columbia et écrit fréquemment dans le New York Times, le Wall Street Journal et le Financial Times. Préface de Pascal Lamy, directeur général de l'Organisation mondiale du commerce.

Undercover

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Undercover by Amaryllis Fox Summary

À vingt et un ans, Amaryllis Fox est recrutée par la CIA. Sa première mission est d’analyser des centaines de communications top-secrètes transmises par des sources du monde entier, et de les synthétiser pour le rapport journalier que fournit l’Agence au Président des États-Unis. Elle est ensuite affectée au centre antiterroriste dédié à l’Irak. À vingt-deux ans, elle intègre, plus tôt que l’âge minimum requis, le célèbre centre d’entraînement des officiers opérationnels de la CIA, « la Ferme », où pendant six mois elle va apprendre à se servir d’un pistolet Glock, à se débarrasser de ses menottes quand elle est enfermée dans un coffre de voiture, à résister à la torture et découvrir les meilleurs moyens de mettre fin à ses jours au cas où elle se retrouverait prisonnière. À la fin de cette formation intensive, elle est envoyée sur le terrain comme agent opérationnel clandestin. En se faisant passer pour une marchande d’art ethnique, elle va infiltrer des réseaux terroristes au fin fond du Moyen-Orient et en Asie. Undercover retrace le parcours hors-norme d’Amaryllis Fox où se mêlent à parts égales courage héroïsme et une compassion infinie pour le genre humain... Captivant, jubilatoire, intime et brillant. Traduit de l'anglais par Dominique Defert

Partner to the Poor

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"Dr. Paul Farmer is one of the most extraordinary people I've ever known. Partner to the Poor recounts his relentless efforts to eradicate disease, humanize health care, alleviate poverty, and increase opportunity and empowerment in the developing world. It will inspire us all to do our parts."--William J. Clinton "If the world is curious about Paul Farmer, there is a reason for that. No one has done more than he has in bringing modern medicine to the poor across the globe and no one has exceeded him in making us appreciate the diverse barriers that prevent proper medicine from reaching the underdogs of the world. In this wonderful collection of essays, putting together Paul Farmer's writings over more than two decades, we can see how his far-reaching ideas have developed and radically enhanced the understanding of the challenges faced by healthcare in the uneven world in which we live. This is an altogether outstanding book."--Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate, Economics "To delve into these pages is to join one of the world's great explorers on an epic life journey--to grapple with culture, poverty, disease, health care, ethics, and ultimately our common humanity in the Age of AIDS. Paul Farmer is a pioneer, guide, and inspiration at a time of unprecedented contrasts: between wealth and poverty, power and powerlessness, health and disease, compassion and neglect. His medical expertise, anthropological vision, and unflinching decency have helped to recharge our world with moral purpose."--Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University "Wow! Perfect for teaching. This is more than vintage Farmer. Editor Haun Saussy knows Farmer's work inside out and has assembled and organized 25 classic articles that project the heart of Farmer's brilliant, radical, inspiring, eminently practical and (dare I say) genuinely subversive work."--Philippe Bourgois, author of Righteous Dopefiend "If they gave Nobel Prizes for raising moral awareness, Paul Farmer would have won his a long time ago. For several decades now, his work has posed a challenge to anyone who dares say that radically improving the health of the world's poor can't be done. This splendid compilation of the best of his work allows us to follow a restless, creative, compassionate mind in action, in and out of prisons and barrios and mud huts and hospital wards, from Haiti to Rwanda to Moscow, never taking 'no' for an answer."--Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains "Paul Farmer is a deep scholar of Haitian society, a formidable medical anthropologist, an implacable theorist of structural violence and health as a human right, and an ethicist for whom the place of social justice in medicine and in the world is an existential need. This book is the platform of interconnected intellectual, academic, and practical engagements upon which the amazing, world-transforming life of Farmer stands."--Arthur Kleinman, author of What Really Matters: Living a Moral Life amidst Uncertainty and Danger "This collection shows the impressive catalytic effects of original scholarship when combined with action, activism, and a commitment to social justice in health. Paul Farmer and his PIH colleagues have twice changed World Health Organization policies; they continue to have a lasting impact on the global health movement and on the lives of the poor.--Peter Brown, Emory University

The Boy from the Mountains Beyond

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Fortunes change for Roye, once a master toymaker and his daughter, Claire, following Roye?s accident. With the father unable to make toys, the two are now destitute. All that changes when Claire discovers a mystery boy protected by a lone wolf in a nearby forest. Who is the boy, where has he come from, and will he stay with Roye and Claire or return to the wild? All are questions that puzzle father and daughter.

The Uses of Haiti

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The Uses of Haiti by Paul Farmer Summary

A look at what has happened to the health of the poor in Haiti since the coup.

Trading Beyond the Mountains

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Trading Beyond the Mountains by Richard Mackie Summary

During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the North West and Hudson’s Bay companies extended their operations to the Pacific Ocean, where, with the aid of Native traders, they branched out into farming, fishing, logging, and mining. Mackie shows how the well-capitalized Hudson’s Bay Company created a regional economy on the Pacific coast and documents how the Native people played a part in the emerging economy and how, in myriad ways, they paid for contact with British commerce.

Strength in What Remains

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle •Chicago Tribune • The Christian Science Monitor • Publishers Weekly In Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances. Deo arrives in the United States from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. He ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores. Then Deo begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. Kidder breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story as he travels with Deo back over a turbulent life and shows us what it means to be fully human. BONUS: This edition contains a Strength in What Remains discussion guide. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Named one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the year by Time • Named one of the year’s “10 Terrific Reads” by O: The Oprah Magazine “Extraordinarily stirring . . . a miracle of human courage.”—The Washington Post “Absorbing . . . a story about survival, about perseverance and sometimes uncanny luck in the face of hell on earth. . . . It is just as notably about profound human kindness.”—The New York Times “Important and beautiful . . . This book is one you won’t forget.”—Portland Oregonian

Les Filles d'Ennismore

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Amitié, jalousie, lutte des classes, émancipation féminine, drame amoureux... À l'aube du XX e siècle, au cœur d'une Irlande en ébullition, une saga inoubliable dans la droite ligne de Downton Abbey. Rosie a huit ans, elle est fille de métayer ; quand elle sera grande, elle servira la famille Ennis, comme sa mère et sa sœur avant elle. Victoria a sept ans, elle est la fille de lord et lady Ennis ; quand elle sera grande, elle quittera le domaine d'Ennismore pour faire un beau mariage. En attendant, Victoria se sent seule et rêve de partager ses secrets avec la fille du métayer qu'elle a rencontrée dans le parc de la propriété. Et pourquoi pas ? C'est décidé, dès septembre, la petite paysanne partagera les leçons de la demoiselle du château. Mais, dans une société écrasée sous le poids des conventions et des hiérarchies, est-il bien raisonnable de semer des aspirations égalitaires dans le cœur des jeunes filles ? Car un vent de révolte souffle sur l'Irlande et cette amitié qui éclôt pourrait bien bouleverser leur vie ainsi que celle de leur entourage... Rosie et Victoria trouveront-elles la force de lutter contre la marche de l'Histoire qui menace de les déchirer ?

Zeitoun

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Ce livre n’est pas un roman mais une histoire vraie. Originaire de Syrie, marié à une jeune Américaine convertie à l’islam, Zeitoun a fondé à La Nouvelle-Orléans une entreprise de bâtiment prospère avant que l’ouragan Katrina ne dévaste la ville en 2005.Malgré la fuite de sa famille, il décide de rester sur place. Sur un petit canoë, il explore les quartiers engloutis, vient en aide aux personnes prisonnières chez elles, nourrit les chiens abandonnés... Un jour, la Garde nationale l’arrête, l’accusant d’être un pilleur des rues. Dave Eggers, prix Médicis étranger pour Le grand Quoi, nous raconte l’histoire saisissante d’un homme confronté aux forces de la nature puis aux injustices d’une société violente.