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Sergio: One Man's Fight to Save the World
     

Sergio: One Man's Fight to Save the World

by Samantha Power
 

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ISBN-10: 0143117777

ISBN-13: 2900143117772

Pub. Date: 03/30/2010

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

The inspiring profile of one man's courage and compassion-now a feature documentary from HBO(tm) films

In 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

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The inspiring profile of one man's courage and compassion-now a feature documentary from HBO(tm) films

In 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 took on, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900143117772
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Edition description:
Movie Tie-In
Pages:
640

Table of Contents

Chronology xi

Introduction 1

Part I

1 Displaced 15

2 "I Will Never Use the Word 'Unacceptable' Again" 34

3 Blood Running Blue 55

4 Hitting the Ground Running 75

5 "Black Boxing" 97

6 White Car Syndrome 115

7 "Sandwiches at the Gates" 134

8 "Serbio" 159

9 In Retrospect 180

10 Damned If You Do 191

Part II

11 "Giving War a Chance" 225

12 Independence in Action 249

13 Viceroy 265

14 Benevolent Dictator 286

15 Hoarding Power, Hoarding Blame 303

16 "A New Sergio" 323

Part III

17 "Fear Is a Bad Adviser" 347

18 "Don't Ask Who Started the Fire" 374

19 "You Can't Help People from a Distance" 396

20 Rebuffed 421

21 August 19, 2003 451

22 Postmortem 496

Epilogue 517

Acknowledgments 536

Notes 542

List of Interviews 592

Index 597

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