By Jonathan M. Katz
WITH a brand new AFTERWORD via THE AUTHOR
Winner, abroad Press membership of the USA Cornelius Ryan Award
Winner, Washington place of work on Latin America/Duke Human Rights publication Award
Winner, J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award
Finalist, PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
Finalist, J. Anthony Lukas e-book Prize
Finalist, manhattan Public Library Helen Bernstein e-book Award for Excellence in Journalism
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Published to sparkling stories and awards, The great Truck That Went By is an important, well timed examine a sign failure of overseas aid.
Jonathan M. Katz was once the single full-time American information correspondent in Haiti on January 12, 2010, whilst the deadliest earthquake within the heritage of the Western Hemisphere struck the island country. during this visceral first-hand account, Katz takes readers contained in the terror of that day, the devastation visited on traditional Haitians, and during the monumental--yet misbegotten--rescue attempt that followed.
More than half American adults gave funds for Haiti, a part of an international reaction totaling $16.3 billion in pledges. yet 4 years later the hassle has foundered. Its most vital promises-to rebuild more secure towns, alleviate serious poverty, and boost Haiti to stand destiny disasters-remain unfulfilled. How did a lot generosity volume to so little? What went mistaken? In what a Miami Herald Op-Ed referred to as "the most crucial written paintings to emerge from the rubble," Katz follows the cash to discover startling truths approximately how strong intentions get it wrong, and what could be performed to make reduction "smarter." Reporting along invoice Clinton, Wyclef Jean, Sean Penn, and Haiti's leaders and other people, Katz creates a fancy, darkly humorous, and unforeseen portrait of 1 of the world's such a lot interesting international locations. The vast Truck That glided by is not just a definitive account of Haiti's earthquake, yet of the realm we are living in today.