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New York: Pantheon Books, 2007. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. xvm, , 407,  pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Tom Bissell (born January 9, 1974) is an American journalist, critic, and fiction writer. He studied English at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. In 1996, when he was 22 years old, Bissell went to Uzbekistan as a volunteer for the Peace Corps. He was there for seven months before returning home. He worked as a book editor in New York City and edited, among other books, The Collected Stories of Richard Yates and Paula Fox's memoir Borrowed Finery. He is a frequent reviewer for The New York Times Book Review. Bissell's father served in the Marines during the Vietnam War, alongside author and journalist Philip Caputo. The two remained friends during Bissell's childhood and Caputo read Bissell's work and encouraged him in his early writing efforts. His books have earned him several prizes, including the Rome Prize and the Anna Akhmatova Prize.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1986. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 332,  pages. Illustrations. Chapter Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ somewhat worn, soiled, edge tears/chips. Peter G. Bourne (born 1939 in Oxford, England) is a physician, anthropologist, author and international civil servant with experience in several senior government positions. He is currently a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at St. George's University in Grenada and chair of the Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC). Under Jimmy Carter, Bourne was appointed Special Assistant to the President for Health Issues and Director of the Office of Drug Abuse Policy (ODAP), the predecessor of the current Office of National Drug Control Policy. In 1979, Bourne became an Assistant Secretary-General at the United Nations, where he established and ran the "International Drinking Water and Sanitation Decade," a 10-year program that would provide clean drinking water to more than 500 million people worldwide.