- Death Without Dignity: The Story of the First Nursing Home Corporation Indicted for Murder
The six-month, nationally publicized trial in 1985 of five executives of a corporate chain of Texas nursing homes for the murder of an 87-year-old woman and deaths caused to other inmates through abuse and neglect, serves as a warning of the dangers of a system not equipped to care for
- Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War
Memorably, Capa and Taro’s heartbreaking relationship results in insightful photographs and top-notch reporting while Spanish native Barea and Austrian Kulcsar maintain their dignity even as they flee nearly penniless from Madrid, each suddenly without a country.
- The Second Plane: September 11: Terror and Boredom
Novelist Amis (House of Meetings ) rejects all religious belief as “without reason and without dignity” and condemns “Islamism” as an especially baleful variant.
- Julie's Wolf Pack
Without anthropomorphizing the wolves, George reveals behaviors parallel to many human emotions--fear, jealousy, joy, hunger.
- Khizr Khan's Books of American Aspirations
In the book, I wanted to present my life truthfully without being negative.
Here, Agostino, the son of peasants, is sent to work as a bond servant for Tobia, a farmer so avaricious that he virtually works his own wife to death.
- When Jessie Came Across the Sea
The candlelit and sunlit compositions express the yearnings of the immigrants; their faces form a study in hope, loss and dignity.
- The Why of Things
Winthrop (Fireworks) reveals little about Sophie's life or death, aside from that she parked her car on railroad tracks.
- Spence + Lila
She must come to terms with the possibility of her death, and Spence with the possibility of life without her.
- Being Esther
Increasingly alone as her friends die or fade away, Esther regrets a life led without risk, and struggles to stay independent when her children try to put her in a home.
- Singing Lessons: A Memoir of Love, Loss, Hope, and Healing [With Music CD]
Her reticence only adds to the dignity of this moving memoir. 16 b&w photos not seen by PW.
This medical thriller by the late Michael Palmer and his son, Daniel, centers around Julie Devereux, a critical care physician at Boston’s White Memorial Hospital, who has always been an advocate of death with dignity.
- WHEN THE STATE KILLS: Capital Punishment and the American Condition
Occasionally, however, Sarat's hostility toward the death penalty leads to overreaching.
- THE LETTERS
The author of The Friend once again addresses the subject of death with extraordinary grace and dignity.
- STAYING ALIVE: A Family Memoir
There are many fine stories here—about dying with dignity and with disability—and about the courage to sacrifice vanity in order to live without fear.