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"The Man Who Tried to Save the World."

Scott Anderson is author of the new book "The Man Who Tried to Save the World : The Dangerous Life and Mysterious Disappearance of Fred Cuny ." (Doubleday) He talks about the life of disaster relief specialist Fred Cuny who went to war-torn regions of the world to help the people rebuild their communities. CUNY disappeared in April, 1995 while working in Chechnya. Anderson is also author of the novel "Triage" set in the Kurdish occupied region of Iraq.

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Other segments from the episode on July 6, 1999

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 6, 1999: Interview with Scott Anderson; Review of Dave Douglas Quintet's album "Convergence"; Commentary on commercial brands and language.

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