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Rebel Without Borders: Frontline Missions in Africa and the Gulf

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This is a true story. Marc Vachon was born in Montreal in 1963. He went from one foster home to another. He knows the injustices that the weak must suffer in any society. He knows the violence, the abuse, and the emptiness that life can offer in so-called developed countries. He dealt with it the only way possible: through drugs and crime. He turned into “a bad egg” as he ...more
Hardcover, 274 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by ECW Press (first published 2005)
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Chris
May 10, 2009 rated it liked it
This book gets off to a vague and moderately written start. The author is not a master of the language, but he does get his points across without long drawn out vocabulary. Which is one thing I liked about it, being an easy read.

Vachon had been through a lot of experiences throughout the world, and you begin to grasp the lessons learned, and the trials of what aid workers come to bear when up against politicians, bureaucratic institutions, and the terrors that come with a nation at war. Througho
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Jennifer Mason
Jun 25, 2008 rated it did not like it
Picked this up on the "new books" shelf at the library. I think it is going to be very good. Surprised to find no reviews yet!

OK, confession time. I returned this a little less than half read, which irks me. Heres why: Reading this book is like meeting someone in a bar, who sounds so facinating and has such great stories you invite him to join the group. About 30 minutes later, you get a little uncomfrotable as he keeps talking; all the stories are about him, and how great he is. After two hour
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Karen
Aug 02, 2008 rated it liked it
vachon isn't a poet, and he makes that exceedingly clear from the getgo. his story is (for the most part) interesting, but the real reason to read this is all the dirt he dishes about the aid agencies he's worked for or observed out in the field.
Veronique Hogan
Oct 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read thus in .french.. He also came to speak at my university....what a great speaker!!!
Veronique
Nov 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-school
I read this in university in French and it was a great book! He came to my school to talk about the book and it was amazing!
Great book!!!
Sophie
Jan 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ce livre a le potentiel de changer vos perspectives sur certains aspects de votre vie. Cet homme a un courage remarquable. Marc Vachon, j'admire ton cheminement.
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“A UN passport is the most beautiful thing that humanity has ever conceived. No colour, no affiliation, no religion, one planet, one world...In the document, only my name, date of birth and job appeared. Nothing else. Not the colour of my hair, or my country of origin. From now on my country was called Earth. I was a citizen of the world.” 3 likes
“It's all very well to rail against human rights violations or the absence of democracy, but when there's a need to vaccinate children, supply drinkable water, care for the wounded, you'd better step up. No matter what the host government is like. We're aid workers. Not politicians. We serve human beings, not legal or political causes. If we can make a contribution to a cause, so be it, but not at the expense of our primary mission.” 2 likes
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