Where Soldiers Fear To Tread: At Work In The Fields Of Anarchy

Author: John Burnett
Homepage 9780099464990

Stock information

General Fields

  • : $29.99(NZD)
  • : 9780099464990
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • :
  • : 0.25
  • : February 2007
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 29.99
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • : books

Special Fields

  • :
  • :
  • : John Burnett
  • :
  • : Paperback
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • : 363.348096773
  • :
  • :
  • : 368
  • : Biography & autobiography: film, television, music, theatre; Aid & relief programmes
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • :
Barcode 9780099464990
9780099464990

Description

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.

Promotion info

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

Author description

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.