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The Resource Chasing the flame : Sergio Vieira de Mello and the fight to save the world, Samantha Power

Chasing the flame : Sergio Vieira de Mello and the fight to save the world, Samantha Power

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Chasing the flame : Sergio Vieira de Mello and the fight to save the world
Title
Chasing the flame
Title remainder
Sergio Vieira de Mello and the fight to save the world
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Power
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Sergio Vieira De Mello - a humanitarian, peacemaker, and state builder with the United Nations - was at the center of the most significant geopolitical crises of the last half century. Born in 1948, just as the post-World War II order was taking shape, he died in a terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Iraq in 2003, as the battle lines in the twenty-first century's first great polarizing struggle were being drawn."
  • "This is a dual biography: It is the life story of a brave and enigmatic man who never stopped learning and had a thirty-year head start in thinking about the central challenges of our time, and it is also the biography of a perilous world whose ills are too big to ignore, but also too complex to manage quickly or cheaply. Even as Vieira de Mello arranged food deliveries, organized refugee returns, or negotiated with warlords, he pressed his colleagues to join him in grappling with such questions as: When should killers be engaged, and when should they be shunned? When is military force justified? How can outsiders play a role in healing broken people and broken places? Vieira de Mello did not have the luxury of simply posing these questions; he had to find answers, apply them, and live with the consequences."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
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Power, Samantha
Dewey number
341.48
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Mello, S⥲gio Vieira de
  • United Nations
  • United Nations
  • Diplomats
  • Peace-building
  • Iraq War, 2003
  • War relief
Target audience
adult
Label
Chasing the flame : Sergio Vieira de Mello and the fight to save the world, Samantha Power
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Displaced -- 2. "I Will Never Use the Word 'Unacceptable' Again" -- 3. Blood Running Blue -- 4. Hitting the Ground Running -- 5. "Black Boxing" -- 6. White Car Syndrome -- 7. "Sandwiches at the Gates" -- 8. "Serbio" -- 9. In Retrospect -- 10. Damned If You Do -- 11. "Giving War a Chance" -- 12. Independence in Action -- 13. Viceroy -- 14. Benevolent Dictator -- 15. Hoarding Power, Hoarding Blame -- 16. "A New Sergio" -- 17. "Fear Is a Bad Adviser" -- 18. "Don't Ask Who Started the Fire" -- 19. "You Can't Help People from a Distance" -- 20. Rebuffed -- 21. August 19, 2003 -- 22. Postmortem
Control code
000043086198
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 622 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780713998412
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Chasing the flame : Sergio Vieira de Mello and the fight to save the world, Samantha Power
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Displaced -- 2. "I Will Never Use the Word 'Unacceptable' Again" -- 3. Blood Running Blue -- 4. Hitting the Ground Running -- 5. "Black Boxing" -- 6. White Car Syndrome -- 7. "Sandwiches at the Gates" -- 8. "Serbio" -- 9. In Retrospect -- 10. Damned If You Do -- 11. "Giving War a Chance" -- 12. Independence in Action -- 13. Viceroy -- 14. Benevolent Dictator -- 15. Hoarding Power, Hoarding Blame -- 16. "A New Sergio" -- 17. "Fear Is a Bad Adviser" -- 18. "Don't Ask Who Started the Fire" -- 19. "You Can't Help People from a Distance" -- 20. Rebuffed -- 21. August 19, 2003 -- 22. Postmortem
Control code
000043086198
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 622 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780713998412
Other physical details
ill.

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