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Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz

Award Date: 
Award Name: 
14 The Cornelius Ryan Award
Award Recipient: 
Jonathan Katz
Award Recipient Affiliation: 
Palgrave Macmillan
Award Honored Work: 
The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster

A riveting first-person account of the Haitian earthquake and the failure of the international relief effort by the former Associated Press bureau chief in Port-au-Prince. Jonathan Katz impressively weaves together the dramatic events of the earthquake and its aftermath, including a United Nations-induced cholera epidemic. He highlights the self-defeating efforts of NGOs to deal with the tragedy and the impotence and corruption of Haiti’s government.

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