On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere struck Haiti. Rescuers and aid workers rushed to save lives as the world pledged more than $15.3 billion for relief and reconstruction. Yet nearly three years later, Haiti is still in crisis. What went wrong?
In this gripping account, award-winning former AP correspondent Jonathan M. Katz bears witness to the devastation, the struggles of its victims ? starting with his own unlikely story of survival ? and takes a hard look at international humanitarian aid, revealing how even the best intentions can leave countries worse off than before. Taking an up-close look at Bill Clinton, Sean Penn, Wyclef Jean, Haitian presidents, past and present, and ordinary people persevering amid the absurdities of life in the quake zone, this vivid and intimate piece of reportage takes the reader inside an unimaginable disaster in one of the most fascinating countries in the world.
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