Chasing the Flame : One Man's Fight to Save the World

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2008-12-02
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
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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.

Author Biography

Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Chronologyp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Displacedp. 15
"I Will Never Use the Word 'Unacceptable' Again"p. 34
Blood Running Bluep. 55
Hitting the Ground Runningp. 75
"Black Boxing"p. 97
White Car Syndromep. 115
"Sandwiches at the Gates"p. 134
"Serbio"p. 159
In Retrospectp. 180
Damned If You Dop. 191
"Giving War a Chance"p. 225
Independence in Actionp. 249
Viceroyp. 265
Benevolent Dictatorp. 286
Hoarding Power, Hoarding Blamep. 303
"A New Sergio"p. 323
"Fear Is a Bad Adviser"p. 347
"Don't Ask Who Started the Fire"p. 374
"You Can't Help People from a Distance"p. 396
Rebuffedp. 421
August 19, 2003p. 451
Postmortemp. 496
Epiloguep. 517
Acknowledgmentsp. 536
Notesp. 542
List of Interviewsp. 592
Indexp. 597
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