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An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-First Century
     

An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-First Century

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by James Orbinski
 

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ISBN-10: 0802717624

ISBN-13: 9780802717627

Pub. Date: 09/29/2009

Publisher: Walker & Company

From one of the world's greatest humanitarian activists comes a searing personal memoir that is also an urgent call to confront suffering in all its many forms.

Having seen things we hope never to see, confronted suffering, dispassion, and evil we hope never to encounter, James Orbinski still believes in "the good we can be if we so

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From one of the world's greatest humanitarian activists comes a searing personal memoir that is also an urgent call to confront suffering in all its many forms.

Having seen things we hope never to see, confronted suffering, dispassion, and evil we hope never to encounter, James Orbinski still believes in "the good we can be if we so choose." Recounting stories from his own experience, embodied in which are warnings, hope, and lessons in how we can inject humanitarian activity into our lives, An Imperfect Offering is invaluable reading for anyone who feels he or she can make a difference.

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ISBN-13:
9780802717627
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
09/29/2009
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-First Century 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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I gave this book as a gift to my medical student cousin. She really enjoys it.
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this is an excellent account of a field doctor's experience. i recommend it to anyone and everyone. it takes a very skilled, informed, and passionate person to write such an excellent novel. this book should be considered essential reading for those who wish to go into the medical field, or even people who simply wish to try to understand the human struggle for peace, health, and resolve to conflicts. once again, this book is riviting.
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