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It's a piece of advice that the book's author, Samantha Power, brings to life throughout the book.
One can only wonder if Bremer might have been less dismissive of de Mello had the parallels been made more apparent much earlier.
Ms. Power's message is that Sergio Vieira de Mellow was not a saint but a human being driven by the desire to help mankind.
This is not only a deeply moving and interesting biography, but also a thorough and objective study of the UN's performance in the humanitarian realm. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Fusun Turkmen
Everybody should read this book and get to know the life of these people who live to bring the peace.Published 9 months ago by Valquiria Missell
The life story of Mr. Viera de Mello is worth to be told, a life of international public service! Ms. Power also provide an outstanding view of international politics. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Rodrigo Aguirre
Sergio Viera de Mello is shown as a man seeking to find solutions that would work for the best of the most vulnerable, adapting some of his approaches over time; restless, humane... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Valery Kavaleuski
A very thought provoking book with insight into how the UN works and a behind the scenes look at some of the world events in recent history. A very good read.Published 19 months ago by Nicolette
I have never not wanted to finish a book so badly. This is not because it was bad....but because it was so profound for me. Read morePublished on July 23, 2011 by Stephen
This book is highly recommended, to anyone with an interest in international affairs. Its a tremendous work of research on Power's part to convey so much detail of de Mello's life... Read morePublished on November 15, 2009 by Toby P