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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
    03/01/1987
  • 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.
    01/20/2014
  • 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.
    02/18/2008
  • Julie's Wolf Pack
    Without anthropomorphizing the wolves, George reveals behaviors parallel to many human emotions--fear, jealousy, joy, hunger.
    07/31/1997
  • Khizr Khan's Books of American Aspirations
    In the book, I wanted to present my life truthfully without being negative.
    10/23/2017
  • The Why of Things
    Winthrop (Fireworks) reveals little about Sophie's life or death, aside from that she parked her car on railroad tracks.
    06/10/2013
  • 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.
    09/28/1998
  • 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.
    05/01/1995
  • 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.
    11/03/1997
  • 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.
    07/25/2016
  • Spence + Lila
    She must come to terms with the possibility of her death, and Spence with the possibility of life without her.
    01/01/1988
  • 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.
    02/25/2013
  • WHEN THE STATE KILLS: Capital Punishment and the American Condition
    Occasionally, however, Sarat's hostility toward the death penalty leads to overreaching.
    04/02/2001
  • THE LETTERS
    The author of The Friend once again addresses the subject of death with extraordinary grace and dignity.
    04/15/2002
  • 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.
    07/08/2002

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