She told him about her work in the field, similar to his, although she hadn’t become a fighter. She didn’t consider the young men who defended themselves, their villages, and her and her family as soldiers. They were protectors—civilians who’d been forced to take up whatever weapons they had and try to protect local Muslim villages from being overtaken by the Serbs and “ethnically cleansed” like so many others. The problem was, these men, in their youth, were fearless. She instructed them in first aid, trying to force them to understand that they faced real danger. She told him her mother wanted to remain in Bratunac. He begged her to reconsider, and she agreed to think about it. He planned to call her in the afternoon to check. citalopram 30 mg At the moment, Ejub isn’t smiling. The ability to sterilize equipment and apply an antiseptic puts him only one foot into the nineteenth century. The century’s other great discovery—general anesthesia—is not something Ejub has to offer his patients. All he has are two syringes of precious local anesthetic swiped from the town’s abandoned dental clinic. They lie in a silver pan before him. Ejub knows how to use the anesthetic to numb the skin, but not to prevent pain in deep structures such as bone. When he thinks of the fact that the injured foot connects to a conscious human being, he wonders whether it would be better, in some cosmic sense, not to operate. Not long ago, when faced with his first amputation, he felt so powerless that he prayed to God for the suffering patient to die before he began. And—regardless of the fact that he’s trapped in what some people are calling a “religious” war—Ejub does not even believe in God.

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Rick Steves

One of America’s best-loved travel icons, Rick Steves brings decades of exploring the cities, towns, waterways and countrysides of Europe to travelers eager to experience the old world. His mission to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans is realized in his best-selling travel guides and a series of helpful maps, phrasebooks, and DVDs.

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Moon Travel Guides

Everyone approaches the world in a different way. Moon knows this, and with its distinct guidebook series—Handbooks, Living Abroad, Outdoors, Spotlights, and MapGuides—travelers and adventure-seekers will find the guide that matches their individual style. Explore a new place, get lost in a great city, head out on a scenic trail, run away from home—there’s a Moon guide for you.

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In addition to Rick Steves and Moon, Avalon Travel publishes niche guides for independent-minded travelers.

These individual titles include The People’s Guide to Mexico, The Practical Nomad, Great American Motorcycle Tours, and the Dog-Lover’s Companion series.

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For those attending the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair, we’ve assembled some of our favorite restaurant recommendations in the area. Use the map to pinpoint restaurants near you, or browse the listings by cuisine to find the perfect location. Download the 2015 Frankfurt Restaurant Map (pdf) Visit Avalon Travel and the Perseus Books Group at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair at Hall 6.0...
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