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The International Bank of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan at a Time

Harris, Bob

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ISBN 10: 0802777511 / ISBN 13: 9780802777515
Published by Walker & Company, New York, 2013
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2013 As New Book, As New Unclipped jacket, Stated First U.S. Edition 2013, First Printing 1,3,5,7,9,10,8,6,4,2 400 clean tight unmarked pages, 16 full glossy pages of color photos in mid section, book has full light sky blue boards with yellow stamped lettering on the spine, jacket has a color illustration of sun flowers on the front with blue and black lettering, the book appears to be unread. Bookseller Inventory # 002995

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Title: The International Bank of Bob: Connecting ...

Publisher: Walker & Company, New York

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Hired by ForbesTraveler.com to review some of the most luxurious accommodations on Earth, and then inspired by a chance encounter in Dubai with the impoverished workers whose backbreaking jobs create such opulence, Bob Harris had an epiphany: He would turn his own good fortune into an effort to make lives like theirs better. Bob found his way to Kiva.org, the leading portal through which individuals make microloans all over the world: for as little as $25-50, businesses are financed and people are uplifted. Astonishingly, the repayment rate was nearly 99%, so he re-loaned the money to others over and over again.

After making hundreds of microloans online, Bob wanted to see the results first-hand, and in The International Bank of Bob he travels from Peru and Bosnia to Rwanda and Cambodia, introducing us to some of the most inspiring and enterprising people we've ever met, while illuminating day-to-day life-political and emotional-in much of the world that Americans never see. Told with humor and compassion, The International Bank of Bob brings the world to our doorstep, and makes clear that each of us can, actually, make it better.

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Bob Harris has had a diverse career as a TV writer, TV and radio personality, and political columnist. He has appeared on Jeopardy! thirteen times, staging some of the most memorable upsets and collapses in the show's history. His first book, Prisoner of Trebekistan, chronicling his Jeopardy! experience, was widely praised, as was his second, Who Hates Whom, a pocket summary of more than 30 conflicts around the world. He holds an honors degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from Case Western Reserve University. Bob lives in Los Angeles. Visit his website at www.bobharris.com.

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