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Strangers Drowning

Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help

by Larissa Macfarquhar

Hardcover, 320 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $27.95 |

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Strangers Drowning
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Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help
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Larissa Macfarquhar

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In a thought-provoking volume that combines real-life stories of unimaginable selflessness along with the shocking implications of these ethical acts, a celebrated journalist delves into the psychological roots and existential dilemmas motivating those rare individuals practicing lives of extreme ethical commitment.