• Tous les prix incluent la TVA.
Il ne reste plus que 2 exemplaire(s) en stock (d'autres exemplaires sont en cours d'acheminement).
Expédié et vendu par Amazon. Emballage cadeau disponible.
A Mighty Purpose: How Jim... a été ajouté à votre Panier
+ EUR 2,99 (livraison en France métropolitaine)
D'occasion: Comme neuf | Détails
État: D'occasion: Comme neuf
Commentaire: SHIPS FROM USA - PLEASE ALLOW 10 to 21 BUSINESS DAYS FOR DELIVERY. LIKE NEW/UNREAD!!! Text is Clean and Unmarked!!! Has a small black line on the bottom/exterior edge of pages. Tracking is not available for orders shipped outside of the United States.
Vous l'avez déjà ?
Repliez vers l'arrière Repliez vers l'avant
Ecoutez Lecture en cours... Interrompu   Vous écoutez un extrait de l'édition audio Audible
En savoir plus
Voir les 2 images

A Mighty Purpose: How Jim Grant Sold the World on Saving Its Children (Anglais) Relié – 13 octobre 2015

4.0 étoiles sur 5 1 commentaire client

Voir les 2 formats et éditions Masquer les autres formats et éditions
Prix Amazon
Neuf à partir de Occasion à partir de
Format Kindle
Relié
EUR 25,18
EUR 24,29 EUR 4,17
Note: Cet article est éligible à la livraison en points de collecte. Détails
Récupérer votre colis où vous voulez quand vous voulez.
  • Choisissez parmi 17 000 points de collecte en France
  • Les membres du programme Amazon Prime bénéficient de livraison gratuites illimitées
Comment commander vers un point de collecte ?
  1. Trouvez votre point de collecte et ajoutez-le à votre carnet d’adresses
  2. Sélectionnez cette adresse lors de votre commande
Plus d’informations

rentrée scolaire 2017 rentrée scolaire 2017

click to open popover

Offres spéciales et liens associés


Description du produit

Extrait

                A thin, white, slightly stooped American man in his late sixties walked into the tent. He wore an untucked, blue short-sleeved shirt with a bulging chest pocket. He glanced around and then asked: “Can someone get me a cup of water?” His voice was crisp, his words clipped. After someone handed him the water, he reached into his stuffed chest pocket and pulled out a plastic packet. He then produced a spoon. He tore open the packet, spilled its powdery contents into the cup of water and stirred it. The solution he had made was a mix of salts and sugars that can quickly halt the deadly effects of severe dehydration. He walked over to the mother and baby and cupped the child’s head in one of his hands. He set the cup down and began to spoon the solution into the baby’s mouth. The mother’s eyes widened. 
                “Everything is all right,” he told her gently, as he fed the baby. “He will live. Your child will live.” A man standing nearby translated the words. After about 10 minutes, he stopped. He said aloud: “I want the same thing done for all the children here.” Then he left.

Revue de presse

"Adam Fifield’s entertaining biography of the little-recognized Grant shows that entrepreneurs can appear in the most unpromising environments...Grant was the right man in the right place at the right time." —The Wall Street Journal

"This fine, engrossing portrait reveals Grant's unstoppable passion and remarkable achievements." —Kirkus Reviews

"Fifield recounts Grant’s journeys from Cambodia to Somalia, navigating treacherous political landscapes to deliver aid to children and their families. Admired for his ability to mesmerize politicians, government bureaucrats, warlords—anyone who might stand in the way of his mission to deliver food and medicine to children—Grant quadrupled childhood immunization rates and is estimated to have saved tens of millions of children." —Booklist

“Adam Fifield has written an extraordinary book about an extraordinary man who turned violent enemies into willing allies to save the lives of millions of impoverished children around the world. The name and work of Jim Grant, ‘the Mad American,’ has somehow been lost to history, but Fifield resurrects his life and impact in a story that shifts from the comfortable boardrooms of the United Nations to stifling grass huts in Africa to the frozen winter streets of Beijing. Many people know UNICEF only from its door-to-door collections at Halloween, but the full account is so much more complicated and compelling. In A Mighty Purpose, Fifield deploys skills of deep reporting and nuanced story-telling to deliver a book that’s all treat and no trick.” —Jeff Gammage, author of China Ghosts: My Daughter’s Journey to America, My Passage to Fatherhood

“Jim Grant’s successful quest to save millions of the world’s poorest children from succumbing to common and treatable diseases is an extraordinary story of obsessive, unstoppable determination.  Grant took on the deadliest childhood diseases affecting kids living with extreme adversity. But sometimes his biggest obstacles were the international bureaucrats who disagreed with Grant’s strategies and tried to marginalize his efforts. This is a terrific read and inspiring story!” —Irwin Redlener, MD, President and Co-Founder of the Children’s Health Fund

“A remarkable visionary and results-driven leader . . . Grant’s work is especially inspirational when you realize that he achieved success despite a world recession and global debt crisis in the 1980s. We can draw lessons from his leadership now, in our own tough economic times.” —Bill Gates on James P. Grant

“Jim Grant’s contributions to the world’s children are unparalleled.  To the astonishment of many, he inspired a sweeping global focus and investment in child survival, resulting in historic drops of preventable child deaths that continue to this day.  Whether negotiating cease-fires between warring factions to bring aid to children, or convincing leaders to carve money from their budgets for children’s health, he galvanized a beleaguered world to put children first.” —Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Praise for A Blessing Over Ashes:

“This is a special book, maybe a great one.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

“With A Blessing Over Ashes, Adam Fifield has written a Huckleberry Finnfor the modern age.” —Samuel G. Freedman, author of Small Victories

Aucun appareil Kindle n'est requis. Téléchargez l'une des applis Kindle gratuites et commencez à lire les livres Kindle sur votre smartphone, tablette ou ordinateur.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

Pour obtenir l'appli gratuite, saisissez votre numéro de téléphone mobile.



Détails sur le produit


Commentaires client

4,0 sur 5 étoiles
Partagez votre opinion avec les autres clients
Voir les 1 commentaires client

Meilleurs commentaires des clients

le 22 avril 2016
Format: Relié|Achat vérifié
0Commentaire|Ce commentaire vous a-t-il été utile ?OuiNonSignaler un abus

Commentaires client les plus utiles sur Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4,3 sur 5 étoiles 5 commentaires
5,0 sur 5 étoilesFive Stars
le 28 août 2016 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié|Achat vérifié
4,0 sur 5 étoilesFour Stars
le 24 novembre 2015 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Achat vérifié
Une personne a trouvé cela utile.
3,0 sur 5 étoilessuch as the World Summit for Children and great initiative to implement the global goals could have been ...
le 5 décembre 2015 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Achat vérifié
5,0 sur 5 étoilesCould not recommend any higher
le 5 janvier 2016 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
Une personne a trouvé cela utile.
5,0 sur 5 étoilesI am left completely inspired - I highly recommend this book for everyone
le 10 novembre 2015 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
Vous souhaitez découvrir plus de produits ? Consultez cette page pour voir plus : chat en peluche

Où en sont vos commandes ?

Livraison et retours

Besoin d'aide ?