Chasing the Flame

Chasing the Flame

Sergio Vieira De Mello and the Fight to Save the World

Book - 2008
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Reveals Sergio Vieira de Mello's powerful legacy of humanity and ideological strength in the context of his troubleshooting attempts in Lebanon in the aftermath of Israel's 1982 invasion; in his taming of the Khmer Rouge and his repatriation of four-hundred-thousand Cambodian refugees in the early nineties; in his efforts to negotiate an end to the slaughter in Bosnia; in his struggle to nation-build in war-torn societies during his quasi-colonial governorships of Kosovo and East Timor; and through his tragic final posting as the UN representative in Baghdad, where he became the victim of the country's first-ever suicide bomb.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9781594201288
Characteristics: xvi, 622 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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Apr 19, 2014

Really great book! The author presents an unbiased narrative while she navigates the reader through the various hot spots around the globe. The book gives great insight while at the same time opening so many more questions on issues throughout the globe. This book has opened the door to at least a dozen other books to study.


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