Boom, Bust, Boom – About Bill Carter, author of Boom, Bust, Boom, Red Summer, and Fools Rush In

Bill Carter is the critically acclaimed author of three nonfiction books (“Fools Rush In”, “Red Summer” & “Boom, Bust, Boom”) and director of the award-winning documentary

film Miss Sarajevo, produced by Bono. He is the winner of best 2013 nonfiction book of  

AZ/NM and his books have been shortlisted by experts ranging from the BBC to Nancy Pearl. 

Carter has held more than 50 lectures at universities around the world discussing his opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine, and his role as a humanitarian during the Bosnian War, where he organized the satellite connections with U2 during the height of the siege. He was also involved in setting up the U2 concert in 1997 in Sarajevo. In 2009 he was recognized with honorary citizenship to the City of Sarajevo, a role typically reserved for heads of state. Carter’s latest book “Boom, Bust, Boom” is an in-depth personal exploration of the copper industry. Like his other books, “Boom, Bust, Boom” begins with a personalstory and weaves its way into the global view of the topic. An outspoken opponentof the proposed Pebble Mine near Alaska’s Bristol Bay, Carter is working to help spread awareness of this proposed mining development. This new edition of “Boom, Bust, Boom” includes a new epilogue, and a new forward by author Luis AlbertoUrrea.Carter has traveled to more than 70 countries and has contributed articles to

publications including The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, Outside, Gear

and Spin.He has 12 black and white photography prints in the permanent collection at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. In 2013 he gave a keynote talk at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the power and importance of music in armed

conflicts.