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The colonel's great-aunt sat cross-legged on the carpet with her mouth wide open. With a gnarled finger, she pointed down her throat. A fishbone peeked over the base of her tongue and was easily retrieved. The old woman and the colonel were delighted. The doctor was relieved. This episode was the first of many that led Dr. Bill Close toward becoming the physician and frienThe colonel's great-aunt sat cross-legged on the carpet with her mouth wide open. With a gnarled finger, she pointed down her throat. A fishbone peeked over the base of her tongue and was easily retrieved. The old woman and the colonel were delighted. The doctor was relieved. This episode was the first of many that led Dr. Bill Close toward becoming the physician and friend to many, including the colonel who became president and then dictator of the Congo.Beyond the Storm details Dr. Close's extraordinary experiences during the uncontrollable human storms that crashed repeatedly in the Congo after independence. In July of 1960 chaos erupted when Belgium turned over power to Patrice Lumumba, the first elected prime minister, but kept the keys to the nation's prodigious mineral wealth. Two men, Colonel Joseph D...

Title : Beyond the Storm: Treating the Powerless and the Powerful in MOBUTU'S Congo/Zaire
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ISBN : 9780970337146
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 343 Pages
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Beyond the Storm: Treating the Powerless and the Powerful in MOBUTU'S Congo/Zaire Reviews

  • Linda Goodman
    2019-05-16 16:44

    Just finished reading "Beyond the Storm: Treating the Powerless and the Powerful in Mobutu's Congo/Zaire," by William T. Close, M.D. Before Close went to Africa, he told his wife he would be gone for about 6 weeks. Not a good estimate. He stayed in Africa for 16 years (1960-1976), where he saved thousand of lives. In the meantime his family learned to function without him during that time. At the writing of this book (2007) Close and his wife Bettine had been married for 63 years. They have 3 children, one of whom is actress Glenn Close (one of my favorite actresses).Mobutu reminded me of Jim Jones (People's Temple): he started out with a heart to protect his people, but power corrupted him, and he allowed his people to waste away, while his own treasure chest continued to stockpile wealth and luxuries. This book offers a detailed view of the corruption that often results from power, as well as an alternate view that shows how one man can make a difference.Dr. Close passed away in 2009.

  • Judy
    2019-05-21 12:31

    Glenn Close's father wrote this book about the impact of an HMO on a small western town.