Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in georgia. life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for cora; an outcast even among her fellow africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. when caesar, a recent arrival from virginia, tells her about the underground railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. matters do not go as planned—cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.in
"this book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in america."at a moment of drastic political upheaval, an american sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system - and offers practical solutions to its myriad problems.in these troubled times, perhaps no institution has unraveled more quickly and more completely than american medicine. in only a few decades, the medical system has been overrun by organizations seeking to exploit for profit the trust that vulnerable and sick americans place in their healthcare.