"His is an ambitious book. Yet while the individual stories are powerful in themselves, the book doesn't quite work as a whole. The recollections of various survivors are often told from their point of view, and while Fritz is a top-notch reporter, this sort of novelistic approach in which he takes on the voices of others sits uncomfortably with the subject matter. More importantly, while the book is interspersed with summations of each political situation and his own observations on the refugee problem, Fritz only pulls back to regard the larger subject in the books beginning and end. Dramatic stories of individual suffering, but without the larger framework the author wants to convey."Fritz, Mark is the author of 'Lost on Earth Nomads of the New World' with ISBN 9780415926096 and ISBN 0415926092.