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War and Love - a really powerful story. Published by Thriftbooks. Bill Carter has a gift, the gift of relaying emotion on the one-dimensional page of a book

War and Love - a really powerful story. com User, 13 years ago. I loved this book. Bill Carter has a gift, the gift of relaying emotion on the one-dimensional page of a book. There is so much wisdom in Fools Rush In, questions were asked that I've thought about and the context of the novel and concept of the novel helped answer these questions. There are some books that will stay with you for the rest of your life, The Alchemist was one of them for me and this book was another. Talking Heads said "once in a lifetime", that line just seems so appropriate here. Do yourself a favor and read this.

Back at the office the day’s events quietly slipped into memory’s mud. There was no time. Only the present and today, while the sun was still up, but now that was already long gone, a distant event. And there, in the main room, sat Vlado, Johnny, Alan, Shibe and his girlfriend Amila, and the Road Trip drivers. Shibe was telling a story. Where were you going? asked someone.

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Fools Rush In: A True Story of Love, War, and Redemption Bill Carter . Bill Carter was born in 1966. Bill currently lives in southern Arizona. Fools Rush In is his first book.

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. He has spent the last fifteen years travelling the globe, visiting and living in over forty countries; his jobs have ranged from English teacher to commercial fisherman to assistant film director to photo-journalist. He has also produced and directed several documentaries, including the award-winning Miss Sarajevo.

Published in Britain to great acclaim - a startling, gut-wrenching memoir of war, personal dissolution, and rebirth .

Published in Britain to great acclaim - a startling, gut-wrenching memoir of war, personal dissolution, and rebirth - based on the author's experiences in Bosnia. Herr's Vietnam memoir Dispatches captured the horror of war for the '60s generation, Bill Carter's Fools Rush In will be the seminal book for this generation on the visceral and transformative impact of war in our time.

This book is for anyone interested in a job in films or television, and for those movie buffs who want to know backstage secrets, and how movies are . Fools Rush In : A True Story of Love, War and Redemption by Bill Carter. Marc Jeffrey Mikulich.

This book is for anyone interested in a job in films or television, and for those movie buffs who want to know backstage secrets, and how movies are really made. Film And Movie Books.

Bill Carter is the author of Red Summer: The Danger, Madness, and Exaltation of Salmon Fishing in a Remote Alaskan Village and Fools Rush In: A True Story of Love, War, and Redemption. He has written for Rolling Stone, Outside, Men’s Journal, and other publications. Red Summer is a wonderful book about a rare subject, the mysterious pleasure of brutally hard work. Bill Carter proves again that he is a first-rate writer in the fascinating tradition of Junger and Krakauer. Go fall off the edge of the earth and you just might get to a place where life still throbs.

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.

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

ISBN13: 978-0982433294

ISBN: 0982433298

Author: Bill Carter

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Schaffner Press, Inc.; 2 edition (April 7, 2010)

Pages: 384 pages

ePUB size: 1909 kb

FB2 size: 1675 kb

Rating: 4.5

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Weiehan
We spent Christmas in Sarajevo, and found it to be a fascinating place especially given it's recent turbulence. Hungry to understand more about life during the Seige of Sarajevo and having watched Bill Carter's documentary "Miss Sarajevo" at a museum on the Srebrenica Massacre, I ordered his memoir along with a few other books. More than a gripping tale of war, it is a story of spirit, hope and redemption for both Mr. Carter and a country. I recommend this book and also visiting Sarajevo.
Weiehan
We spent Christmas in Sarajevo, and found it to be a fascinating place especially given it's recent turbulence. Hungry to understand more about life during the Seige of Sarajevo and having watched Bill Carter's documentary "Miss Sarajevo" at a museum on the Srebrenica Massacre, I ordered his memoir along with a few other books. More than a gripping tale of war, it is a story of spirit, hope and redemption for both Mr. Carter and a country. I recommend this book and also visiting Sarajevo.
showtime
I didn't think I would like this book, as it was a recommendation from my husband. But it had such history in it and was beautifully written that I couldn't put it down. Loved this book and would recommend it to anyone!
showtime
I didn't think I would like this book, as it was a recommendation from my husband. But it had such history in it and was beautifully written that I couldn't put it down. Loved this book and would recommend it to anyone!
Dream
Had to read it for a class on the Balkans, but I (and, from the sound of it, a majority of classmates) loved this book-- set in Sarajevo during the Siege. Truly a wonderful book.
Dream
Had to read it for a class on the Balkans, but I (and, from the sound of it, a majority of classmates) loved this book-- set in Sarajevo during the Siege. Truly a wonderful book.
Twentyfirstfinger
This is an incredible book. Heart touching. I would recommend this book to everyone. It is eye opening and inspiring.
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Twentyfirstfinger
This is an incredible book. Heart touching. I would recommend this book to everyone. It is eye opening and inspiring.
Fools Rush In: A True Story of Love, War, and Redemption
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mIni-Like
One of the best books I've read in the past few years and possibly the best non-fiction book I've ever read. I'm rarely held captive by non-fiction they way I am by fiction, but this story held me entranced from the first page to the last.

A soul bearing personal memoir woven through a gripping, tear jerking, wartime story that leaves you feeling like you owe the author a deeply personal letter because you now stand on uneven footing. Carter's account of war torn Sarajevo is honest and profound, and his own personal battle with grief, love, and hope is so open you'll want to buy him a drink afterwards.

I recommend this book to everyone over the age of 13. Even if (like me) you don't normally read non-fiction, or stories about war. Ultimately, this is a story about hope. And humans everywhere will appreciate the message.
mIni-Like
One of the best books I've read in the past few years and possibly the best non-fiction book I've ever read. I'm rarely held captive by non-fiction they way I am by fiction, but this story held me entranced from the first page to the last.

A soul bearing personal memoir woven through a gripping, tear jerking, wartime story that leaves you feeling like you owe the author a deeply personal letter because you now stand on uneven footing. Carter's account of war torn Sarajevo is honest and profound, and his own personal battle with grief, love, and hope is so open you'll want to buy him a drink afterwards.

I recommend this book to everyone over the age of 13. Even if (like me) you don't normally read non-fiction, or stories about war. Ultimately, this is a story about hope. And humans everywhere will appreciate the message.
Goodman
My cousin from Bisbee, Arizona, sent me a copy of Bill Carter's Fools Rush In some time ago, and it sat atop my stack of "to be read" and "partially read" books until last week when finally picked it up and read it to the end. I highly recommend this book. Bill Carter's search for meaning in life following a personal tragedy takes him to the epicenter of the Bosnian War, where, with a group of ragtag aid workers, he delivers food and supplies to the people of war-ravaged Sarajevo, then single-handedly enables the people of Sarajevo to share their stories with hundreds of thousands around the world via satellite broadcasts at U2 concerts. Fools Rush In is a beautifully written, informative, and compelling (and, in part, heartbreaking) story of Bill Carter's tumultuous journey.

I imagine I can bring anything back to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a conflict I've spent years researching and writing about, but one thing Bill Carter says in Fools Rush In about the Bosnian conflict is truly applicable; it's in a phone conversation that Bill has with U2 band manager, Ned:

"Ned said that they [the band U2] had received a phone call from the Serbian ministry of information in Belgrade requesting a meeting when the band arrived in Budapest. He asked me what they should do.

"'Beef up security,' I said, 'take the meeting, and don't listen to anything they say. They are going to try and tell you about the complexities of this war. How it is rooted in history and how you should stay out of it. Tell them thank you very much then ignore them. Listen, I'm not saying the Bosnians are all saints or even capable of running a sane country. That's not the issue. What I'm saying is that nothing they say will explain why grown men in the hills are shooting four-year olds in the head in Sarajevo.'"

As was said of the conflict in Bosnia at the time, people will tell you about the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how it is rooted in history and how you should stay out of it--particularly if you are not Jewish or Palestinian. The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories has created a humanitarian crisis that people need to know about, and the Palestinians need a voice. Now that there is peace in Bosnia, I'm hoping Bill Carter will take a journey into the Palestinian territories.
Goodman
My cousin from Bisbee, Arizona, sent me a copy of Bill Carter's Fools Rush In some time ago, and it sat atop my stack of "to be read" and "partially read" books until last week when finally picked it up and read it to the end. I highly recommend this book. Bill Carter's search for meaning in life following a personal tragedy takes him to the epicenter of the Bosnian War, where, with a group of ragtag aid workers, he delivers food and supplies to the people of war-ravaged Sarajevo, then single-handedly enables the people of Sarajevo to share their stories with hundreds of thousands around the world via satellite broadcasts at U2 concerts. Fools Rush In is a beautifully written, informative, and compelling (and, in part, heartbreaking) story of Bill Carter's tumultuous journey.

I imagine I can bring anything back to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a conflict I've spent years researching and writing about, but one thing Bill Carter says in Fools Rush In about the Bosnian conflict is truly applicable; it's in a phone conversation that Bill has with U2 band manager, Ned:

"Ned said that they [the band U2] had received a phone call from the Serbian ministry of information in Belgrade requesting a meeting when the band arrived in Budapest. He asked me what they should do.

"'Beef up security,' I said, 'take the meeting, and don't listen to anything they say. They are going to try and tell you about the complexities of this war. How it is rooted in history and how you should stay out of it. Tell them thank you very much then ignore them. Listen, I'm not saying the Bosnians are all saints or even capable of running a sane country. That's not the issue. What I'm saying is that nothing they say will explain why grown men in the hills are shooting four-year olds in the head in Sarajevo.'"

As was said of the conflict in Bosnia at the time, people will tell you about the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how it is rooted in history and how you should stay out of it--particularly if you are not Jewish or Palestinian. The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories has created a humanitarian crisis that people need to know about, and the Palestinians need a voice. Now that there is peace in Bosnia, I'm hoping Bill Carter will take a journey into the Palestinian territories.
Kifer
I am the wife of a Bosnian man. He and our children all have American and Bosnian citizenship. As an American, it was hard for me to understand this terrible war. I have many wonderful Bosnian people in my life. It pained me to know that they suffered and I did not know why. My husband and his family have fried explaining. I could see that it was as painful as it is complicated. I have been researching mostly on my own as I do not wish to disturb the peace my friends and family seem to have found. I have been on a quest for about 10 years.
Reading Bill Carter's account had me nodding in agreement, laughing out loud and at times in tears at the beauty of these people. After reading "Fools Rush In," I have an almost complete understanding of why such terrible events happened to very good people.
I am so happy to have what I consider the best account that I have ever read about the Siege of Sarajevo.
I shall hang on to it for posterity. I am grateful as I now feel better prepared to answer the probable questions that my children will have as they get older. Mr. Carter's book also serves as a testament to what actually happened.
I will use his book to counter those that will say that these events were exaggerated and never happened.
I am certain that we will return to Sarajevo one day. I am excited to meet family and friends with a clearer understanding of the tragic events that tore a country and even our family apart.
Hvala!
Kifer
I am the wife of a Bosnian man. He and our children all have American and Bosnian citizenship. As an American, it was hard for me to understand this terrible war. I have many wonderful Bosnian people in my life. It pained me to know that they suffered and I did not know why. My husband and his family have fried explaining. I could see that it was as painful as it is complicated. I have been researching mostly on my own as I do not wish to disturb the peace my friends and family seem to have found. I have been on a quest for about 10 years.
Reading Bill Carter's account had me nodding in agreement, laughing out loud and at times in tears at the beauty of these people. After reading "Fools Rush In," I have an almost complete understanding of why such terrible events happened to very good people.
I am so happy to have what I consider the best account that I have ever read about the Siege of Sarajevo.
I shall hang on to it for posterity. I am grateful as I now feel better prepared to answer the probable questions that my children will have as they get older. Mr. Carter's book also serves as a testament to what actually happened.
I will use his book to counter those that will say that these events were exaggerated and never happened.
I am certain that we will return to Sarajevo one day. I am excited to meet family and friends with a clearer understanding of the tragic events that tore a country and even our family apart.
Hvala!