WorldCat Identities

Carter, Bill 1966-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 26 publications in 4 languages and 1,870 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TN441, 622.434
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Bill Carter
 
Most widely held works by Bill Carter
Boom, bust, boom : a story about copper, the metal that runs the world by Bill Carter( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starting in his own backyard in the old mining town of Bisbee, Arizona -- where he discovers that the dirt in his garden contains double the acceptable level of arsenic -- Bill Carter follows the story of copper to the controversial Grasberg copper mine in Indonesia; to the 'ring' at the London Metal Exchange, where a select group of traders buy and sell enormous amounts of the metal; and to an Alaskan salmon run threated by mining. Boom, Bust, Boom is a highly readable account -- part social history, part mining-town exploration, and part environmental investigation. Carter blends the personal and the international in a narrative that helps us understand the paradoxical relationship we have with a substance whose necessity to civilization costs the environment and the people who mine it dearly." -- [Jaquette]
Fools rush in by Bill Carter( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijk verslag van de publicist, filmmaker en fotograaf van zijn verblijf in Bosnië tijdens de burgeroorlog
Les ailes de Sarajevo by Bill Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fools Rush In a True Story of Love, War, and Redemption by Bill Carter( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering an in-depth personal account of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian war, this autobiography follows the author as he departed for conflict-ridden Eastern Europe in the early 1990s. Demonstrating how the protagonist discovered his own love of humanity, this narrative documents his career as an aid-worker, toiling amidst a motley crew of expatriate punk rockers and thrill junkies who dressed as clowns to deliver food to bombed-out orphanages. Touching on his later role as a dogged emissary, this chronicle also relates how the author convinced the rock group U2 to help bring the siege of Saraj
Red summer : the danger, madness, and exaltation of salmon fishing in a remote Alaskan village by Bill Carter( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid, unforgettable account of the danger, pain, and joy of working on a salmon fishing boat and living in a small village on the farthest edge of Alaska Set in the tiny Native village of Egegik on the shores of Alaska's Bristol Bay, Bill Carter's Red Summer is the thrilling story of one man's journey from novice to seasoned fisherman over the course of four beautiful, brutal summers in one of the earth's few remaining wild places. As millions of salmon race toward their annual spawning grounds, Carter learns the ancient, backbreaking trade of the set net fisherman, one of the most exhilarating and dangerous jobs in the world. Housed in a dilapidated shack with no hot water and boarded-up windows that keep the bears at bay, Carter spends his days battling the elements on the river and his nights drinking whiskey with a memorable group of hardworking, hard-living characters. There's Sharon, the tough, charismatic woman who runs Carter's fishing crew; Carl, her stoic but warmhearted colleague; and a half-dozen local fishermen, many born and raised in this unforgiving place. Their stories -- harrowing, touching, full of humor -- all underscore the credo of the village's fishermen: Do the work or leave. Carter's crew is imperiled a number of times as tides rise, nets are snagged, and the weight of too many fish threatens to sink their boat. Written with gusto and honesty, Red Summer brims with astonishing human experience and joins the grand tradition of books written by great American outdoorsmen-writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Edward Abbey, Peter Matthiessen, and Sebastian Junger. Red Summer will appeal not only to fishermen, naturalists, adventurers, and armchair anthropologists alike but also to anyone who has ever yearned, however privately, to escape the bonds of modern civilization
 
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.07 for Fools rush ... to 0.92 for Les ailes ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Fools rush in
Alternative Names
Bill Carter Amerikaans filmregisseur

Bill Carter cinéaste américain

Bill Carter regista statunitense

Билл Картер

Білл Картер

بیل کارتر کارگردان آمریکایی

Languages
English (22)

Bosnian (2)

Dutch (1)

French (1)

Covers
Fools Rush In a True Story of Love, War, and RedemptionFools rush inRed summer : the danger and madness of commercial salmon fishing in Alaska