Description:Very good. Photo depicts actual copy for sale. Clean, unmarked...Very good. Photo depicts actual copy for sale. Clean, unmarked throughout. Inside the cover there is a professional bookplate prtinted with the name of a charitable donor. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 322 p. Audience: General/trade. Described on cover by Abraham Verghese as "inspiring, disturbing, daring and completely absorbing".
Description:Fair. Small blue water stains. Book is in acceptable condition....Fair. Small blue water stains. Book is in acceptable condition. Cover shows considerable wear and pages are moderate to highly marked. FAST SHIPPING W/USPS TRACKING! ! !
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over...Very good in very good dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 336 p. Audience: General/trade. A little denting on dj, staining on cover, slight foxing, else fine. Sept 2003 stated 1st ed 1st printing w full # line (which started w 2 at that time for this pub).
Description:Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0375506160. Signed by Kidder...Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0375506160. Signed by Kidder on the title page. In jacket protector. Bibliography. Profiles the work of Paul Farmer, an infectious disease specialist who travels the world in the unending work of trying to cure various diseases and bring medicines to the people that need them the most.; 317 pages; Signed by Author.
Description:Very good. Very light rubbing to edges of dust jacket....Very good. Very light rubbing to edges of dust jacket. Inscribed by author to previous owner. Very light soiling to top page edges. Appearance of only slight previous use. Minor imperfections may exist. COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Buy with confidence-Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Description:Like New in Like New jacket. A very clean fine copy. True...Like New in Like New jacket. A very clean fine copy. True Random House first printing. Number line reads 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 with the words "First Edition" printed on page. Spine is straight and tight. Boards show no signs of rubbing. Dust jacket is clean with crisp edges. Jacket has not been price clipped. No remainder marks are present. Book will arrived boxed and protected in a Mylar cover.
Description:Near fine in fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on title...Near fine in fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on title page (signature only). 1st edition, 1st printing, complete number line. Dust jacket is fine. Book has mild softening to cap and base of book spine. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 336 p. Audience: General/trade. The Lettre Ulysses Award-winning book by the Pulitzer Prize-, National Book Award-, Robert F. Kennedy Book Award-, L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award-, and Ambassador Book Award-winning author of 'The Soul of a New Machine' and 'Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction'. Rare signed. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a protective mylar sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed. By Author Hardcover with...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed. By Author Hardcover with VG DJ. Later printing Flat signed by Tracy Kidder on title page under printed name.
Tracy Kidder lends a credible voice to a story so inspiring that the term seems inadequate - the story of Paul Farmer and Partners in Health. If nothing else, this work confirms that a person can recognize a problem and work to solve that problem and should do so when presented with the opportunity. A simple message that the world might do well to remember. Kidder's narrative exhibits a stark honesty that protects this tale of self-sacrifice from smacking of self-satisfaction. Mountains Beyond Mountains is done well enough that it literally has the power to change the reader's life . . . It certainly did for me.
I had read the book and liked it and wanted my wife to listen on disc. But the book turned out to be abridged and the labeling was deceptive in not disclosing that. Tht is a frequent problem with books on discs. The publishers (and sometimes the sellers) do not disclose it--or bury the word "abridged".
Mountains Beyound Mountains is definitely a recommended read, no wonder it was a Pulitzer winner. It is well written, and inspiring. The only downside is that after 200 pages, one gets a little tired of all the talk of Tuberculosis (sp).
Dr. Paul Farmer is a saint and this book is living proof. It's hope in humankind and the realization that despite racial, geographical, national, and religious boundaries, we are all but mortal afterall. The imagery and lessons learned in this book can be beautiful, symbolic, and just plain awestriking. How one man can be crazy enough to aspire to change the world, and how all it takes is one man to start-- a myth to possibility to fact.
On a practical level, for the average person, this book may be far too informative to keep a readers' attention. At first, it's absolutely amazing, and Dr. Farmers devotion continues to inspire, but it's just too many facts thrown out there and it often seems to ramble. It's almost a guilty bore, to be honest. For me personally, I feel guilty for getting bored at a story of someone so wonderful and real.
Our entire Arts & Sciences college was assigned to read this and most, though respectful and honoring of Dr. Paul Farmer, found this as something they wouldn't want to read again because there's just too much history/statistics/stories thrown into it. Plus, there is no plot... it is a biographical piece. There's no set climax, it comes and goes, it informs and it shows.
It'd be great for someone into global affairs and medicine. No doubt. If you're into really informative biographical type pieces, this is for you. 5 stars there and 5 stars for Dr. Farmer.
Otherwise, it's enlightening for all, but sometimes difficult to continue to focus reading for the average person.
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