Fools Rush In: A True Story of War and Redemption

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9781932958508: Fools Rush In: A True Story of War and Redemption

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.

When tragedy strikes Bill Carter's life he finds himself drawn to an unlikely place -- Bosnia, in the midst of its civil war. Searching for meaning in the heart of darkness, he manages to find lodging in an abandoned tower block and sets out getting supplies to the starved, besieged citizens of Sarajevo. It is there that Carter emerges from his stupor. Inspired by a community of people working to bring relief to the city, he daringly enlists the help of music group U2 and its lead singer, Bono, who set up satellite links on the band's Zooropa tour that allowed ordinary citizens of Sarajevo to speak unedited and live on 90-foot television screens to thousands of concertgoers worldwide.

Just as Michael 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.

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Bill Carter has produced and directed several documentaries, including the award-winning Miss Sarajevo, which succeeded in bringing international attention and outrage to the plight of the wartorn region. Born in 1966, he has spent the last 15 years traveling the globe, visiting and living in over 40 countries. His jobs have ranged from English teacher to commercial fisherman to assistant film director to photojournalist. He currently lives in southern Arizona.

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". . . a memoir of grand dimension and its consciousness will become part of your life." -- Jim Harrison

"Dante's Inferno for the MTV generation." -- Bono

"This book is like Good Morning Vietnam crossed with a Conrad novel." -- Iain Finlayson, The Times (London)

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