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 waded into, 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.CAR. SYNDROME. Vieira de Mello was bringing the refugees home, but he could not save the UN mission as a whole. ... Irrespective of how many refugees the UN helped return, he knew the standing of the UNTAC mission would continue to plunge. ... But in practice the bulk of UN funds were spent outside the country on the purchase of equipment and supplies, or on salary payments to foreign UNTACanbsp;...
|Title||:||Chasing the Flame|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2008-02-14|