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I was blown away by this compelling account of a South African surgeon's work and adventures in conflict zones. Jonathan Kaplan writes beautifully, yet with no-holds-barred in the often horrific detail of poverty, gore and suffering. This is no sensational memoir, however; he questions often, without real resolution, the contribution he is making in war zones when fighters who are patched up after their injuries hurry back to the front lines; whether an engineer installing clean water access in ...more