Books An Imperfect Offering Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-First Century by James Orbinski Hardcover, 431 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $27 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAn Imperfect OfferingSubtitleHumanitarian Action for the Twenty-First CenturyAuthorJames Orbinski Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Describes the author's experiences as a doctor for Doctors Without Borders in countries such as Somalia, Afghanistan, and Rwanda; the conditions he witnessed; and the political roadblocks that prevented aid from reaching patients. Genres: Politics & Public Affairs Nonfiction Science & Health Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about An Imperfect Offering Best Books of 2008 Best Political And Current Affairs Books Of 2008 November 26, 2008 The events of 2008 raised a raft of controversies to national consciousness. These powerful books wrap the issues in compelling narratives — and provide the perspective of history. Excerpt: 'An Imperfect Offering' November 24, 2008 A former president of Doctors Without Borders tours dysfunctional states in the post-Cold War world.