Chasing the Flame
One Man's Fight to Save the World
By (author) Samantha Power
Format: Paperback / softback
Chasing the Flame by Samantha Power
Book DescriptionIn this perfect match of author and subject, Pulitzer Prize-winner Samantha Power tackles the life of Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose work for the U.N. before his 2003 death in Iraq was emblematic of moral struggle on the global stage. Power has drawn on a staggering breadth of research (including 400 interviews) to show us a heroic figure and the conflicts he waded into, from Cambodia's Khmer Rouge to the slaughter in Bosnia to the war-torn Middle East. The result is a peerless portrait of humanity and pragmatism, as well as a history of our convulsive age.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143114857
(213mm x 138mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Samantha Power
Problem from Hell, Paperback (December 2013)
A character-driven study of some of the darkest moments in our national history, when America failed to prevent or stop 20th-century campaigns to exterminate Armenians, Jews, Cambodians, Iraqi Kurds, Bosnians, and Rwandans .
Chasing the Flame, Paperback (March 2009)
Sergio Vieira de Mello - a humanitarian, peacemaker and state builder - was at centre of the most significant geopolitical crises. This title tells the story of the man who never stopped learning and of a perilous world whose ills are too big to ignore but too complex to manage quickly or cheaply.
Realizing Human Rights, Paperback (May 2006)» View all books by Samantha Power
Reflects upon the governmental and non-governmental attempts to improve respect for human rights around the world. This book is useful for those in the human rights community and the broader foreign policy community, as well as the serious non-fiction reader who is aware of the visibility of human rights concerns on the public stage.
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