Where Soldiers Fear to Tread: At Work in the Fields of Anarchy

Author(s): John Burnett

Biographies & Memoirs

In 1998, on the lookout for adventure and willing to take a risk, John Burnett left the comforts of the mainstream and became a UN relief worker in Somalia. He was completely unprepared for the realities of working in a country without government or law, where the only authority comes from a loaded gun. Held at gunpoint by a child soldier, having to watching a baby die of malaria in his arms, the experience profoundly changed the way he saw the world.


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An extraordinary story of courage, tragedy and farce in one of the world's most dangerous civilian jobs - working for the UN and responding to humanitarian emergencies. 20030402

John Burnett is a former investigative reporter, and speechwriter for Congressmen in Washington. Getting out of politics, he worked for the US Department of Interior, before spending years as writer/adventurer and considerable time as a professional seaman.

General Fields

  • : 9780099464990
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : February 2007
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Burnett
  • : Paperback
  • : 363.348096773
  • : 368
  • : Biography & autobiography: film, television, music, theatre; Aid & relief programmes