Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World.

Penguin Group, 2008.

Samantha Power, Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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"The best way to understand today's messy world is to appreciate the inspiring life and diplomatic genius of Vieira de Mello. Samantha Power has done a brilliant job. This is a compelling biography of a fascinating man but also more: through his life and tragic death we get a better feel for how to deal with the challenges of religious extremism, refugees, terrorism, and ethnic struggle…Read this book and weep, read it and understand, read it and cheer" -- Walter Isaacson, President of the Aspen Institute, author of Einstein: His Life and Universe.

"This majestic, profoundly important book should reach the widest possible audience. As a biography of an endlessly fascinating man, it is beautifully written, enthralling from start to finish. As a study of leadership, it ranks with the very best. As an analysis of how to respond to the struggles of the new era in which we find ourselves, it is the defining work for our generation" -- Doris Kearns Goodwin.