Fools Rush In: A True Story of Love, War, and Redemption by Bill Carter

Fools Rush In: A True Story of Love, War, and Redemption

byBill Carter

Paperback | April 7, 2010

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Offering an in-depth personal account of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian war, this autobiography follows the author as he departed for conflict-ridden Eastern Europe in the early 1990s. Demonstrating how the protagonist discovered his own love of humanity, this narrative documents his career as an aid-worker, toiling amidst a motley crew of expatriate punk rockers and thrill junkies who dressed as clowns to deliver food to bombed-out orphanages. Touching on his later role as a dogged emissary, this chronicle also relates how the author convinced the rock group U2 to help bring the siege of Sarajevo to the planet via satellite broadcasts beamed out during their PopMart world tour. A forthright and powerful memoir, this searing reconstruction depicts an innocent city under attack as well as indelible portraits of the people of Sarajevo, who continued to live their lives with hope, humor, and passion. This updated edition also includes an introduction by Charles Bowden, the author of Down by the River.

Bill Carter is a former commercial fisherman and an award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer. He has written for Men’s Journal, Outside, Rolling Stone, and Spin. His documentary film, Miss Sarajevo, was awarded the International Monitor Award, the Golden Hugo Award, and the Maverick Director Award. He lives in Bisbee,...
Title:Fools Rush In: A True Story of Love, War, and RedemptionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8.25 X 5 X 1.2 inShipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.25 X 5 X 1.2 inPublished:April 7, 2010Publisher:Schaffner Press, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0982433298

ISBN - 13:9780982433294

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"I can''t claim to know what life is about but I know if my life does not entail helping other people, then it is not much of a life at all. I keep a copy of this book near at hand for those moments when I seem to forget who I am. And it helps, every time."  —Charles Bowden, author, Down by the River