Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Mountains Beyond Mountains is a non-fiction, biographical work that tells the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist who dedicated his life to fighting tuberculosis in Haiti, Peru, and Russia. The book traces Farmer’s life and work, highlighting his extreme altruism and his belief that the poor deserve decent healthcare and living conditions.

The main themes of the book include the moral obligation to strangers, the value of life versus cost-efficiency, the prevalence and spread of diseases in impoverished regions of the world, and the importance of nonprofits, politics, and compromise in the fight against poverty.

What I Liked

Solid book about an inspiring human.

What I Did Not Like

Not a whole lot – good read.

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