Download and Read books Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds online PDF, TXT, ePub, PDB, RTF, FB2 & Audio Books files for your device. So, you can read the books in any times.

[19.01 MiB] Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds books by Paul Farmer

Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds
Title:Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
Date release:
Size:19.01 MiB
Category:Medical, Books, Professional & Technical, History, Africa, Nonfiction, Social Science
“Paul Farmer brings his considerable intellect, empathy, and expertise to bear in this powerful and deeply researched account of the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014. It is hard to imagine a more timely or important book.” —Bill and Melinda Gates

"[The] history is as powerfully conveyed as it is tragic . . . Illuminating . . . Invaluable." —Steven Johnson, The New York Times Book Review

In 2014, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea suffered the worst epidemic of Ebola in history. The brutal virus spread rapidly through a clinical desert where basic health-care facilities were few and far between. Causing severe loss of life and economic disruption, the Ebola crisis was a major tragedy of modern medicine. But why did it happen, and what can we learn from it?

Paul Farmer, the internationally renowned doctor and anthropologist, experienced the Ebola outbreak firsthand—Partners in Health, the organization he founded, was among the international responders. In Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds, he offers the first substantive account of this frightening, fast-moving episode and its implications. In vibrant prose, Farmer tells the harrowing stories of Ebola victims while showing why the medical response was slow and insufficient. Rebutting misleading claims about the origins of Ebola and why it spread so rapidly, he traces West Africa’s chronic health failures back to centuries of exploitation and injustice. Under formal colonial rule, disease containment was a priority but care was not – and the region’s health care woes worsened, with devastating consequences that Farmer traces up to the present.

This thorough and hopeful narrative is a definitive work of reportage, history, and advocacy, and a crucial intervention in public-health discussions around the world.
  • From Beirut to Jerusalem
  • Of Paradise and Power
  • World on Fire
  • The Perfect Weapon
  • Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
  • Making the Future
  • Hidden Hand
  • A Narco History
  • The Mighty and the Almighty
  • Theories of International Politics and Zombies
  • The Return of Marco Polo's World
  • How the End Begins
  • China Syndrome
  • Asia's Reckoning
  • The Punishment of Virtue
  • The Race for What's Left
  • The Revenge of Geography
  • The Prize
  • Who Rules the World?
  • A Privilege to Die
  • A Pretext for War
  • Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars
  • The Coming Anarchy
  • America in the World