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Where soldiers fear to tread : at work in the fields of anarchy

Author: John S Burnett
Publisher: London : William Heinemann, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this gripping firsthand account, Burnett shares his experiences as a relief worker in Somalia during the flood relief operations of 1997 to 1998. Ravaged by monsoons, starvation, and feuding warlords, Somalia continues to be one of the most dangerous places on earth. Both a personal story and a broader tale of war, the politics of aid, and the horrifying reality of child-soldiers, his chronicle represents the  Read more...
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Named Person: John S Burnett; John S Burnett; John S Burnett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Burnett
ISBN: 0434012076 9780434012077
OCLC Number: 57750830
Description: vi, 350 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The crisis --
2. The consultant --
3. The contract --
4. The shooter --
5. Help us, don't kill us --
6. Planning our escape --
7. Me, I wouldn't fly it --
8. A mother's gift --
9. Suffer the little children --
10. Yo ho ho and a sprig of qat --
11. Who invited you here? --
12. I will not drop blood --
13. Nobody knows where the bullets go --
14. One of the local girls --
15. Saved by the bush --
16. Gentle sleeps the night --
17. The tribe of the damned --
18. Python in the bath --
19. Blood sport --
20. Heaven is just a sin away --
21. A rolling stone and a squeaky wheel --
22. One of the boys --
23. Death of an angel --
Afterword --
the broken gate.
Responsibility: John Burnett.

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In 1998 John Burnett left the comforts of the mainstream and became a UN relief worker. On the lookout for adventure and willing to take a risk, Burnett was completely unprepared for the realities of  Read more...

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