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The Big Truck That Went by

How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind A Disaster
Katz, Jonathan (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Big Truck That Went by
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An assessment of how Haiti has fared after the 2010 earthquake reveals how the country continues to suffer from poverty, illness, and a broken infrastructure, assessing the factors that prevent aid from reaching people in need.
Authors: Katz, Jonathan (Jonathan M.)
Title: The big truck that went by
how the world came to save Haiti and left behind a disaster
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 306 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill., maps ;,25 cm.
Contents: The end
Love theme from Titanic
Blan and Nèg
The Crossroads In Louisville
Spoiled corn
Bon Dola
The governor
"When I get older"
Sugar Land Miracle falls
Face to face
A gut feeling
Cardboard palace
All together now
Memwa.
Summary: An assessment of how Haiti has fared after the 2010 earthquake reveals how the country continues to suffer from poverty, illness, and a broken infrastructure, assessing the factors that prevent aid from reaching people in need.
ISBN: 9780230341876
023034187X
Statement of Responsibility: Jonathan M. Katz
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Katz, Jonathan (Jonathan M.) Earthquake relief Haiti. Disaster relief Haiti. Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010. Economic assistance, American Haiti. Humanitarian assistance, American Haiti. Haiti Economic conditions 21st century. Haiti Politics and government 21st century.
Topical Term: Earthquake relief
Disaster relief
Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010.
Economic assistance, American
Humanitarian assistance, American
LCCN: 2012037217
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May 10, 2014
  • bookworm1387 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Terrible disasters always inspire generosity from people around the globe, but once the press moves on and the world forgets, what happens to the survivors? Johathan Katz was the only American journalist stationed in Haiti at the time of the 2010 quake. He survived the quake and stayed close to the survivors long after the celebrities and ex-US presidents had gone. He gives a thoroughly researched account of the relief effort, including the billions in aid money that never reached the Haitian people and the cholera epidemic that did. There's also a fascinating account of the history of Haiti. I couldn't put this book down.

Jun 06, 2013
  • bbb1771 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions" is documented in this first person, on the ground account from an AP reporter of the unintended outcomes of a global desire to help earthquake victims and how dollars donated never leave the countries from which they are pledged.

Heartbreaking and enraging at the same time.

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