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Author Power, Samantha.

Title Chasing the flame : Sergio Vieira de Mello and the fight to save the world / Samantha Power.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2008.

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 MELLO    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. MELLO, S.    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 MELLO, SER    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  341.48 M527C    On Display
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B MELLO SERGIO VIEIRO DE P    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 622 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Displaced -- "I Will Never Use the Word 'Unacceptable' Again" -- Blood Running Blue -- Hitting the Ground Running -- "Black Boxing" -- White Car Syndrome -- "Sandwiches at the Gates" -- "Serbio" -- In Retrospect -- Damned If You Do -- "Giving War a Chance" -- Independence in Action -- Viceroy -- Benevolent Dictator -- Hoarding Power, Hoarding Blame -- "A New Sergio" -- "Fear Is a Bad Adviser" -- "Don't Ask Who Started the Fire" -- "You Can't Help People from a Distance" -- Rebuffed -- August 19, 2003 -- Postmortem.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Reveals Sergio Vieira de Mello's powerful legacy of humanity and ideological strength in the context of his troubleshooting attempts in Lebanon in the aftermath of Israel's 1982 invasion; in his taming of the Khmer Rouge and his repatriation of four-hundred-thousand Cambodian refugees in the early nineties; in his efforts to negotiate an end to the slaughter in Bosnia; in his struggle to nation-build in war-torn societies during his quasi-colonial governorships of Kosovo and East Timor; and through his tragic final posting as the UN representative in Baghdad, where he became the victim of the country's first-ever suicide bomb.
Subject Mello, Sérgio Vieira de, 1948-2003.
United Nations. High Commission for Human Rights.
War relief.
Peace-building.
Iraq War, 2003-2011.
United Nations -- Biography.
Diplomats -- Brazil -- Biography.
ISBN 9781594201288
1594201285
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