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    Description"Paul Farmer, doctor and aid worker, offers an inspiring insider's view of the relief effort."--Financial Times "The book's greatest strength lies in its depiction of the post-quake chaos...In the book's more analytical sections the author's diagnosis of the difficulties of reconstruction is sharp." --Economist "A gripping, profoundly moving book, an urgent dispatch from the front by one of our finest warriors for social justice." --Adam Hochschild "His honest assessment of what the people trying to help Haiti did well--and where they failed--is important for anyone who cares about the country or international aid in general." --Miami Herald

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    Haiti After the Earthquake
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Farmer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    ISBN 13: 9781610390989
    ISBN 10: 1610390989

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    LC classification: RA645.7.H2 F37 2012
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    8-pp. B/W photo insert on text
    The Perseus Books Group
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    Publication date
    26 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Paul Farmer is Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and cofounder of Partners In Health. He also serves as UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti under Special Envoy Bill Clinton. Among his numerous awards and honors is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's "genius award."
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    President Bill Clinton "A gripping recollection of the quake's ruin, chaos, and despair, and the story of remarkable persistence, hope, and love in the aftermath. Once you've seen Haiti through Paul Farmer's eyes, you'll never see Haitians, or any of the world's poorest people, quite the same way again." Adam Hochschild "Profoundly moving...An urgent dispatch from the front by one of our finest warriors for social justice. With eloquence and wisdom, Paul Farmer shows how we cannot fully comprehend one of the great natural disasters of history without understanding the man-made suffering that Americans and others have inflicted on Haiti." Madison Capital Times, July 14, 2011 "Through the sharing of his experiences and the essays of fellow relief workers and survivors, the book serves as both a first draft of history and a call to action for rebuilding a country devastated by natural and unnatural disasters... Farmer deftly tells the story of his multiple roles - doctor, administrator and diplomat... His writing remains accessible, revealing hope amid criticism and providing touches of humor in a unique personal narrative... "Haiti After the Earthquake" provides a relevant and engaging look into how Farmer sees the world. Readers will empathize with his anger over Haiti's suffering as well as appreciate his insistence that the disaster should open the way for serious development and rebuilding in a country long ignored." Financial Times, July 16, 2011 "Paul Farmer, doctor and aid worker, offers an inspiring insider's view of the relief effort." Wyclef Jean, September 20, 2011 "The book accomplishes a sense of just keeping Haiti fresh in your mind. The disaster's not over. They're a people that have lost 250 million people, with 500,000 still living in tents. This book is a reminder of that."