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Danny’s Summer Reading List

July 14, 2008

I had every intention of posting another summer reading list on Thursday before I left the office to go represent FCNL at the Convention for the Common Good in Philadelphia, but it was not meant to be. Apologies, everyone! Here’s one to make up for it.

This summer reading list was provided by Danny, who went on leave Friday and will be out of the office until November. We all miss him already, and hope he has a fantastic next few months.

Summer Reading List 2:
Danny Hosein, Legislative Program Assistant on Nuclear Nonproliferation

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder
Kidder details the life of Dr. Paul Farmer. Farmer treats tuberculosis and other illnesses in Haiti, only to discover the deeper social roots of infectious diseases. Farmer’s principled placement of patients over profits and his revolutionary delivery of services to the underserved has become a global model of healthcare.

Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War, by Anthony Shadid
Shadid chronicles his experiences reporting on the run-up to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the lives of Iraqis during the war, and the aftermath. Exceptionally well-written and engaging.

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda, by Philip Gourevitch
Gourevitch recounts the harrowing details of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He tells the story of Paul Rusesabagina, who heroically protects people from the slaughter.
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