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    Haiti After the Earthquake (CD-Audio) By (author) M.D. Paul Farmer, Narrator Meryl Streep, Narrator Edward Norton, Foreword by President Bill Clinton, Introduction by Edwidge Danticat

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    DescriptionOn January 12, 2010, a major earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of people died, and the greater part of the capital was demolished. Dr. Paul Farmer, U.N. deputy special envoy to Haiti, who had worked in the country for nearly thirty years treating infectious diseases like tuberculosis and AIDS, and former President Bill Clinton, the U.N. special envoy to Haiti, had just begun to work on an extensive development plan to improve living conditions in Haiti. Now their project was transformed into a massive international rescue and relief effort. In his own words, Farmer documents this effort, including the harrowing obstacles and the small triumphs. Despite an outpouring of aid, the challenges were astronomical. U.N. plans were crippled by Haiti's fragile infrastructure and the death of U.N. staff members who had been based in Port-au-Prince. In chronicling the relief effort, Farmer draws attention to the social issues that made Haiti so vulnerable to this natural disaster. Yet Farmer's account is not a gloomy catalog of impenetrable problems. As devastating as Haiti's circumstances are, its population manages to keep going. Farmer shows how, even in the barest camps, Haitians organize themselves, creating small businesses such as beauty parlors. His narrative is interwoven with stories from Haitians themselves and from doctors and others working on the ground. Ultimately this is a story of human endurance and humility in difficult circumstances and seemingly overwhelming odds.

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    Haiti After the Earthquake
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) M.D. Paul Farmer, Narrator Meryl Streep, Narrator Edward Norton, Foreword by President Bill Clinton, Introduction by Edwidge Danticat
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9781611744248
    ISBN 10: 1611744245

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KJ
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: MBD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JKSR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS041000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET038
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CARIBB
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    BIC subject category V2: BGT
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: BIO017000
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    BIC subject category V2: JFFC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 81
    B&T Approval Code: A31400000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC040000
    B&T Approval Code: W31840000
    DC22: 363.34/95097294
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 363.34950972
    LC classification: RA645.7.H2 F37 2011B
    DC22: 363.34950972
    Thema V1.0: JBFF, NHK, DNBT
    Edition statement
    Highbridge Company
    Imprint name
    Highbridge Company
    Publication date
    16 August 2011
    Review quote
    "Eric Conger effectively captures Farmer's range of emotions. . . . Meryl Streep provides a gentle maternal touch to several of the accompanying narratives and shines as Farmer's wife. . . . Edwidge Danticat provides a memorable performance." --"Publishers Weekly" [starred review]