Biography & Autobiography - Humanitarians

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The Man Who Tried to Save the World: ...

Scott Anderson

A swashbuckling Texan, a teller of tall tales, a womanizer, and a renegade, Fred Cuny spent his life in countries rent by war, famine, and natural disasters, saving many thousands of lives through his innovative and sometimes controve...

Published: May 2000

The Miracle, the Message, the Story: ...

Kathryn Spink

In 1964 an extraordinary man started an extraordinary project. Jean Vanier, an ex-naval officer, and son of a Governor General of Canada, bought a little white house in a village north of Paris and invited three men with mental disabi...

Published: Sep 2006

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest...

Tracy Kidder

At the center of Tracy Kidder's powerful and inspiring book is Dr. Paul Farmer. Harvard professor, renowned infectious-disease specialist, anthropologist, recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant, world-class Robin Hood, Farm...

Published: Jan 2004

Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a ...

Kay Bratt

Irrepressible memories. Vacant eyes. A child being dangled from a third story window. A boy tied to a chair. Children sleeping in layers of clothing to fight off the bitter cold. An infant dying from starvation. Some things your mind ...

Published: Sep 2011
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