Susan Hershberg Adelman, MD is an author, a paediatric surgeon and an artist. Born in Rochester, New York, she went to the University of Michigan to study geology. When she married a law student, Martin Adelman, she changed to pre-med, completing the classes while teaching geology at Wayne State University (WSU) and studying in the WSU art school. She graduated from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, secured an internship and surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital, and a paediatric surgery fellowship at Children's Hospital of Michigan.
She was editor of the Detroit Medical News for seventeen years and wrote a monthly column in AMNews for ten years. Dr Adelman continues to paint, sculpt both marble and wood, and she has become a jeweller and silversmith, as seen on www.doctoradelman.com. She has travelled all over the world, collecting textiles, gemstones, art objects and beads.
Dr Adelman speaks French, Arabic and Hebrew and reads several other languages.
Ram Jethmalani has been called many things-a legal legend, a wizard of the law and a magnet for controversy with a knack for defending the most notorious figures in India. With a career spanning the entire history of independent India, and still going strong, he has managed to command respect and evoke anger in equal measure. But did you know that he is the most pro-Israel politician in Asia; one of the founders of the prestigious National School of Law, Bangalore; one of the first to raise the issue of corruption in India; founder of the Sunday Guardian in the late eighties, one of the longest-serving parliamentarians; and that he is married to two wives at the same time?
In The Rebel: A Biography of Ram Jethmalani, Susan Adelman, a long-time friend, presents the most updated, authentic and detailed account of his life. Peppered with personal accounts, unknown facets of his life and insider titbits, the book reveals the man behind the larger-than-life persona of Ram Jethmalani.