Mountains Beyond Mountains

The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

Ranked #2 in Public Health, Ranked #5 in Pharmacysee more rankings.

This powerful and inspiring book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.

Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the "master of the non-fiction narrative." This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story...

Reviews and Recommendations

We've comprehensively compiled reviews of Mountains Beyond Mountains from the world's leading experts.

Richard Branson Founder/Virgin GroupToday is World Book Day, a wonderful opportunity to address this #ChallengeRichard sent in by Mike Gonzalez of New Jersey: Make a list of your top 65 books to read in a lifetime. (Source)

Bill Gates CEO/Microsoft[On Bill Gates's reading list in 2011.] (Source)

Roger Thurow Yes, and I have chosen this is in connection with social entrepreneurship and what Yunus does with social business. So, this is on the medical and health side, and poverty and hunger and malnourishment are distinctly a part of that. Mountains Beyond Mountains looks at the work of Dr Paul Farmer setting sail against the inequities in the healthcare world. It’s practical and inspirational. It’s practical in that it shows what one very dedicated and committed individual can achieve. You look at the issue and it seems so big that you think: how can we make any difference? But here’s Dr Farmer who... (Source)

Cecile Richards Everyone has to read this book. I guess I just picked it for anyone who hasn’t read it and if you’re a progressive and you’re trying to figure out what to do with your life. Tracy Kidder is a great writer so that doesn’t hurt, but Paul Farmer’s story, the story of one person who decides they want to change the world, is so compelling. I think even for the most cynical, hard-bitten progressive you can’t help but read this book and feel inspired. So it’s a lot of levels. (Source)

Rankings by Category

Mountains Beyond Mountains is ranked in the following categories:

Similar Books

If you like Mountains Beyond Mountains, check out these similar top-rated books:

Learn: What makes Shortform summaries the best in the world?