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- Accidents Don't Just Happen
- By: Julie Whipple
- Narrated by: Heather Henderson
- Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
On a cold winter night, a passenger jet with 189 aboard crash landed, out of fuel, in a suburban neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. Ten people died. The pilot was blamed and stripped of his career, and a sweeping transformation of flight-crew training took place that made United Flight 173 (in)famous worldwide as the model for failure and change. That was only the half of it. Crash Course, by award-winning journalist Julie Whipple, is the long-overdue, true story of a misunderstood airline tragedy that changed more about our daily lives than most people know.
- By Jean on 12-21-18
A Plaintiff Trial Attorney Story
The reader is excellent. The book is written by the daughter (Julie Whipple) of the attorney who sued United after the other legal actions resulting from the crash were nearly finished. As such the perspective is from an adversarial party in a court proceeding. The reader is thus warned that this is not a balanced account of a complex and tragic event whose immediate cause was established by the investigating governmental agencies to be clear cut fuel exhaustion.
The court room with biased information presented by adversarial parties to lay jurors is not an ideal way to establish truths.
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- Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic
- By: Alan Schwarz
- Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
- Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
A groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and its serious effects on children, adults, and society. More than one in seven American children are getting diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - three times what experts have said is appropriate, making it one of the most mishandled and debated conditions in medicine.
Adroitly written and expertly narrated
- By S. Yates on 06-10-17
Balanced summary of the current status of ADHD
This book starts with a strident criticism of the use of amphetamine like stimulant drugs. I initially thought this would be a biased discussion with an agenda. With the exception of a condemnation of the marketing techniques of the pharmaceutical industry, I felt the discussion was objective. There is an extensive discussion about the use of proprietary drugs in the absence of legitimate ADHD to enhance performance by students, college professors, lawyers, physicians and every other aspect of life and all ages from toddlers to the aged.
Like it or not we live in a medicated society.
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