Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels in Mumbai, and as India starts to prosper, residents are electric with hope. The lives of four ambitious Annawadians intertwine --- but tragedy and terror may destroy their dreams.
Physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL unspools the mystery of what happened in those days.
Contrary to popular myth and dogma, the men who consistently beguile women belie the familiar stereotypes. As Betsy Prioleau points out, legendary ladies’ men are a different, complex species altogether, often without looks or money. Prioleau cuts through the cultural lore and reveals who these master lovers really are and the arts they practice to enswoon women.
With delightful drawings, interviews, dialogue, description, and insightful reflections, this book chronicles the first several months of the fragile and contradictory movement. It situates detailed personal experiences and representative narratives within the broad context of a truly unique and historical global conjuncture.
Infused with behind-the scenes anecdotes from programming ploys to petty jealousies and drug interventions, TOP OF THE ROCK is an oral history from Littlefield and other NBC luminaries, as they discuss the joys and challenges of making Must See TV, a venture that turned NBC a multi-billion dollar broadcasting company in the 1990’s.
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