Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9781250824080
ISBN: 9781250824080
Editorial: Celadon Books
Autor: Pringle, Paul
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 304
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: ReviewAn Amazon Best Book of July 2022: Race, class, and privilege intersect in this twisty tale about drugs, power, and sex. An unlikely whistleblower exposes the former dean of the University of Southern California medical school for leading a double life—funneling drugs to a prostitute in rehab while overseeing the education of tomorrow’s doctors. Thanks to this crooked dean’s fundraising prowess, he’s protected by the president of the school, the town where the university is located, and even the Los Angeles Times—home of the journalist determined to uncover the corruption, no matter the personal cost. Paul Pringle doggedly pursues every angle, eventually discovering more unethical professors, including a gynecologist whose illegal acts led the school to pay more than $1 billion in damages. And yes, all this is happening amid the Varsity Blues saga, in which Lori Loughlin and other stars paid money for their kids to be fraudulently admitted. This is a real page-turner, a thriller that’s hard to believe is nonfiction. —Lindsay Powers, Amazon Editor"Pringle’s fast-paced book is a master class in investigative journalism... when institutions collude to protect one another, reporting may be our last best hope for accountability."―The New York TimesFor fans of Spotlight and Catch and Kill comes a nonfiction thriller about corruption and betrayal radiating across Los Angeles from one of the region's most powerful institutions, a riveting tale from a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist who investigated the shocking events and helped bring justice in the face of formidable odds.On a cool, overcast afternoon in April 2016, a salacious tip arrived at the L.A. Times that reporter Paul Pringle thought should have taken, at most, a few weeks to check out: a drug overdose at a fancy hotel involving one of the University of Southern California’s shiniest stars―Dr. Carmen Puliafito, the head of the prestigious medical school. Pringle, who’d long done battle with USC and its almost impenetrable culture of silence, knew reporting the story wouldn’t be a walk in the park. USC is one of the biggest employers in L.A., and it casts a long shadow.But what he couldn’t have foreseen was that this tip would lead to the unveiling of not one major scandal at USC but two, wrapped in a web of crimes and cover-ups. The rot rooted out by Pringle and his colleagues at The Times would creep closer to home than they could have imagined―spilling into their own newsroom.Packed with details never before disclosed, Pringle goes behind the scenes to reveal how he and his fellow reporters triumphed over the city’s debased institutions, in a narrative that reads like L.A. noir. This is L.A. at its darkest and investigative journalism at its brightest.Review*A New York Times Editors' Choice and "Best Book of July"*"Just as there is reliably a song of the summer or a must-see blockbuster, the journalism industry now has a top candidate for the media controversy of the season ... Pringle’s fast-paced book is a master class in investigative journalism... When institutions collude to protect one another, reporting may be our last best hope for accountability."―The New York Times"Paul Pringle’s Bad City is an earth-shattering tale of appalling institutional corruption―and the inspiring reporters who overcame shocking obstacles to bring the truth to light."―Robert Kolker, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Valley Road and Lost Girls"Pringle...reveals how power works in Los Angeles, a city where a new brand of film-noir corruption thrives in our tech-economy landscape. It’s a city where the privileged do everything they can to protect their friends and allies, and where small groups of insurgents work tirelessly to drag their behavior out into the light of day.... A powerful and truly original addition to the genre of investigative-journalism drama."―The Los Angeles Times"His book details the breathtaki
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