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Description - Fools Rush In by Bill Carter

Some trips are chosen, others choose you. When tragedy strikes Bill Carter's life he finds himself drawn to a war zone. Sharing his extraordinary journey into a modern heart of darkness, the besieged city of Sarajevo, we meet a man rebuilding the ruins of his former self in the most unlikely of places. Carter joins a maverick aid organization, 'The Serious Road Trip', and dodges snipers and shells to deliver food and supplies to those the UN and the NGOs can't reach. He makes friends with the artistic community of Sarajevo and fights alongside them for survival in a place where food and water are scarce, where you meet death every day, but crucially where life, love and laughter ring out all the same. The sorrow, determination and humour of a select group of people living in the worst of times will lend him the key to his own recovery. In his quest to share the inspirational message of this community Carter takes his journey one surreal step further and enlists the help of major rock band U2, who will enable him to broadcast the plight of the Sarajevans to the rest of the world. The ensuing events will go no small way to influencing the course of the war and Western awareness of it. Fools Rush In takes us on an emotional rollercoaster ride from Alaska to Dublin to Los Angeles to Sarajevo and back again while Carter seeks answers to questions he didn't even know he had. Compelling, humorous, hopeful and at times almost beyond belief, it is nonetheless all true.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552771993
ISBN-10: 0552771996
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 25mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bill Carter

Bill Carter was born in 1966. He has spent the last fifteen years travelling the globe, visiting and living in over forty countries; his jobs have ranged from English teacher to commercial fisherman to assistant film director to photo-journalist. He has also produced and directed several documentaries, including the award-winning Miss Sarajevo. Bill currently lives in southern Arizona. Fools Rush In is his first book. For more information on Miss Sarajevo or to see some of Bill Carter's photographs taken during his time in Bosnia, please visit his website: www.billcarter.cc

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