Where Soldiers Fear to Tread: A Relief Worker's Tale of Survival

Where Soldiers Fear to Tread: A Relief Worker's Tale of Survival

by John S. Burnett
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Where Soldiers Fear to Tread: A Relief Worker's Tale of Survival 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book reads like a bullet train from New York to Mogadishu, from heaven to hell, a pageturner if ever there was one. You get a privileged insight into the life of a reliefworker, a first hand account of the absurd madness of a godforsaken place where anarchy rules and where lives have no value. Speedboats donated by western governments to distribute relief supplies quickly turn into perfect terror tools for local warlords, who find them to be ideal to impose their will on the population, specially when mounted with a machine gun... John Burnett completely repaints the picture that I had in my mind of a relief worker. Only guts, ingenuity and a whole lotta luck will help you to get out alive of a place like this. From the comfort of your home to the nightmare of Somalia is just a book away...
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are not many books that you pick up and don¿t put down until its finished but I¿ve found one. It starts fast and stays that way, building the suspense. The TV survival shows pale in comparison to the events in this book. This is fascinating read and it certainly opened my eyes, from the politicizing of aid to dodging the bullets in a war zone. These people, the relief workers, are the real heroes. As the cover says ¿ anybody who gives 20 dollars for a humanitarian crisis, better read this book.