Never the Hope Itself

Never the Hope Itself

Love and Ghosts in Latin America and Haiti

Book - 2011
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A former NPR correspondent takes you into his own ghost-filled life as he reports on a region in turmoil. Gerry Hadden was training to become a Buddhist monk when opportunity came knocking: the offer of a dream job as NPR's correspondent for Latin America. Arriving in Mexico in 2000 during the nation's first democratic transition of power, he witnesses both hope and uncertainty. But after 9/11, he finds himself documenting overlooked yet extraordinary events in a forgotten political landscape. As he reports on Colombia's drug wars, Guatemala's deleterious emigration, and Haiti's bloody rebellion, Hadden must also make a home for himself in Mexico City, coming to terms with its ghosts and chasing down the love of his life, in a riveting narrative that reveals the human heart at the center of international affairs. -- Cover, p. [4].
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062020079
Branch Call Number: 070.4332 HADDEN
Characteristics: 343 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 21 cm


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Sep 24, 2013

Written by a journalist, Never the Hope Itself gives insight into the life and risks of reporting on Latin America. Part adventure, part travel log, part history in the making rolled up in an interesting delivery by an interesting writer. Anxiously awaiting another book by this author.


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