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Live and Let Die
Richard C.K. Wong was recently asked to insert a feeding tube into Lucy McGowan, a 100-year-old stroke victim who was semiconscious, half-paralyzed, sick with pneumonia and addled by a brain infection. "Why is she here?" he wondered.
LOST ON EARTH
“I hope many people will be touched—as I am—by the human tragedies LOST ON EARTH conveys with emotion and talent,” says Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel. From Salon: "As in "Angela's Ashes," the sparkle of personality turns a book you might expect to be unrelentingly grim into one that you don't want to end."
The Last Secrets of World War II
"He was a civil servant in an uncivilized society, an underling assigned to incinerate the secret messages that circulated among his sinister superiors. He was a small cog in a big bureaucracy built by madmen to murder millions. Fritz Kolbe hated his job. But what could one man do? Damage, he decided. Serious damage."
Power of Parental Grief
For every child killed by crime or calamity, there seems to be a new law. Outraged mothers and fathers make good drama but not always good legislation. Even MADD founder Candy Lightner says the politics of grief have seized control of the political system. "How are you going to say 'no' to a crying mother?" she says.