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  • 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.
  • Ruin
    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.
  • Mercy
    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 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.

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