The Big Truck That Went By

The Big Truck That Went By

Author: Jonathan M. Katz

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Published: 2013-01-08

Total Pages: 329

ISBN-13: 1137323957

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On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the nation least prepared to handle it. Jonathan M. Katz, the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti, was inside his house when it buckled along with hundreds of thousands of others. In this visceral, authoritative first-hand account, Katz chronicles the terror of that day, the devastation visited on ordinary Haitians, and how the world reacted to a nation in need. More than half of American adults gave money for Haiti, part of a monumental response totaling $16.3 billion in pledges. But three years later the relief effort has foundered. It's most basic promises—to build safer housing for the homeless, alleviate severe poverty, and strengthen Haiti to face future disasters—remain unfulfilled. The Big Truck That Went By presents a sharp critique of international aid that defies today's conventional wisdom; that the way wealthy countries give aid makes poor countries seem irredeemably hopeless, while trapping millions in cycles of privation and catastrophe. Katz follows the money to uncover startling truths about how good intentions go wrong, and what can be done to make aid "smarter." With coverage of Bill Clinton, who came to help lead the reconstruction; movie-star aid worker Sean Penn; Wyclef Jean; Haiti's leaders and people alike, Katz weaves a complex, darkly funny, and unexpected portrait of one of the world's most fascinating countries. The Big Truck That Went By is not only a definitive account of Haiti's earthquake, but of the world we live in today.


My Big Truck Book

My Big Truck Book

Author: Roger Priddy

Publisher: Macmillan

Published: 2011-05-10

Total Pages: 12

ISBN-13: 031251106X

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This is the perfect book for kids who love trucks. On the big, sturdy board pages, they'll discover bright, bold photographs of all different kinds of trucks, from farm trucks to fire trucks to construction vehicles. Each has their name written underneath, so that children can learn what they're called, build their truck vocabulary, and start to develop word and picture association.


Trucks Go

Trucks Go

Author: Steve Light

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Published: 2014-04

Total Pages: 18

ISBN-13: 1452136890

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Eight noisy trucks grumble, roar, and crunch their way through this board book.


Duck in the Truck

Duck in the Truck

Author: Jez Alborough

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Published: 1999

Total Pages: 5

ISBN-13: 0001983466

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A humorous story in rhyme about a duck, who gets his truck stuck in some yucky brown muck. Suggested level: junior.


3 in 1: My Big Truck, Train, Rescue

3 in 1: My Big Truck, Train, Rescue

Author: Roger Priddy

Publisher: Macmillan

Published: 2005-09-17

Total Pages: 64

ISBN-13: 9780312495619

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Presents labeled photographs of rescue vehicles, including fire trucks, police, coast guard and other emergency vehicles, and various types of rescue workers. Each page features a quesion about the illustrations.


Little Blue Truck

Little Blue Truck

Author: Alice Schertle

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2009

Total Pages: 33

ISBN-13: 0547248288

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A small blue truck finds his way out of a jam, with a little help from his friends.


Saved by Angels

Saved by Angels

Author: Bruce Van Natta

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

Published: 2008-06-28

Total Pages: 233

ISBN-13: 0768498805

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Many people believe in and practice praying to the Lord, but the Bible is very clear that the Lord also speaks back to us in various ways! This book goes into detail about the 7 different ways that God speaks to us as found in the Bible, and how that applies to our lives today. It reveals to us that these 7 areas are not just the different ways that God still speaks to us, but that when looked at as a whole they are a picture of what a healthy relationship with God involves. It further shows that this kind of intimate relationship is available to all believers and that this is exactly the kind of relationship that God desires to have with each of us. Throughout the book several Biblical and personal examples are used to validate each section. The reader is also given opportunities to see how God has already been talking to them in his/her own life, and then record these examples at the end of every chapter. Each person who reads this book is challenged to grow in his/her relationship with the Lord and is given many tools to help accomplish that. This is important because when a believer has an intimate relationship with the Lord they hear His voice more clearly. The Holy Spirit is then better able to guide and empower the believer to become victorious in their daily walk.


The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road

The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road

Author: Finn Murphy

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Published: 2017-06-06

Total Pages: 167

ISBN-13: 0393608727

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“There’s nothing semi about Finn Murphy’s trucking tales of The Long Haul.”—Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles as a mover, packing, loading, hauling people’s belongings all over America. In The Long Haul, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades and the poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job.


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Truck

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Truck

Author: Lucille Colandro

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Published: 2022-09-06

Total Pages: 36

ISBN-13: 1338851977

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A hysterical installment of the beloved Old Lady series! There was an old lady who swallowed a truck. I don't know why she swallowed a truck but it didn't get stuck. You won't believe why the Old Lady swallowed a truck, a tire, a chain, some wood, some metal, some tools, and some screws! Filled with hilarious illustrations and fun rhyming text, this volume is sure to be a hit with young readers!


Truck Driver Tom

Truck Driver Tom

Author: Monica Wellington

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2007-10-04

Total Pages: 36

ISBN-13: 0399538712

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Tom drives a big rig. He gets an order and picks it up. As he drives across the country, past construction sites and on roads being repaired, he joins other vehicles, big and small. Wherever he goes?through towns and cities, on busy highways, over bridges and mountains?he sees all kinds of trucks that are also carrying important goods to people. In scenes both panoramic and detailed, Monica Wellington has painted over sixty different vehicles in her signature bright colors. In this addition to her nonfiction series for the very youngest about people and jobs, she invites readers?especially boys?for a ride on the open road.