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The Night They Burned the Mountain

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The world-famous American doctor who helped found Midico tells of the personal battle he fought against cancer while healing the sick in the jungles of Asia.
Paperback, 142 pages
Published May 1st 1961 by Signet (first published 1961)
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Sherie
Aug 06, 2011 Sherie rated it liked it
As a tortured soul in junior high, I read and was inspired by this man. He instantly replaced Roy Rogers as my hero. I was crushed when I read that he might have been involved with the CIA.
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Oct 25, 2011 Bryan Worra rated it really liked it
The Night They Burned the Mountain was written with mid-20th Century sensibilities, but it's also one of the few first-hand American accounts of the experience in Laos that comes from neither the diplomatic or military/CIA perspective before the war began escalating.

For comparisons to other American experiences, I'd probably pair this with the memoirs of Dr. Charles Weldon and James E. Parker, and the biographies of the RAVENS Forward Air Controllers and Ed Buell, although these volumes are inc
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Elaine Head
Jan 10, 2016 Elaine Head rated it liked it
This book took weeks to arrive in my mailbox....from a book dealer in the USA. Thank goodness there are people in the business of preserving "classics" and getting them into the hands of interested readers.

The writing of this autobiographical work is dated, but straight forward and right from the heart of an amazing American who served the sick in SE Asia.

There are two things that Dooley wrote eloquently about, his beloved mountain in Laos and his own dedication and faith.
Lobug
Worth reading. Quite fascinating, really. I had never heard of Dooley's work before, and it was awesome.
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Aug 26, 2012 Marci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of three books by Dr Thomas Dooley - Incredible story, fantastic read
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Thomas Anthony Dooley, III.

Doctor, US Navy officer, and humanitaian.

Graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

For his humanitarian service in Southeast Asia, he was awarded the Legion of Merit (United States), the National Order of Vietnam, and in 1962 he was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President John F. Kennedy.
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