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- Random House 2013; US$ 28.55
Welcome to the world of Frantz Schmidt: citizen of Nuremberg, executioner of 394 unfortunates, and torturer of many hundreds more. Most unusually for his times, Frantz was also a diarist. Drawing deeply on this exceptional and overlooked record that he kept for over forty-five years, The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside his... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available
Debbie Purdy doesn't want to die. She has far too much to live for. But when the time comes, and the pain is so unbearable that she cannot go on, she wants her husband to be by her side, holding her hand until the end; and she wants to know that he won't be arrested. more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2005; US$ 9.95
This handbook helps the living assist the dying at the time of death. It teaches that the living must, first and foremost, understand the process that the soul goes through before they can help the spirit in its transition. Dion Fortune's Book of the Dead is a clear, concise, illuminating guide that explains the stages in the natural process of... more...
- Random House Australia 2013; US$ 29.05
A fascinating exploration of the universal human experience of death. We sat around and on the bed, laughing and joking as if this was a typical family gathering. The shrunken form of our dying grandmother lay on the bed, breathing fast and shallow, her once-bright eyes half closed and sunken in their sockets. To some it might have seemed disrespectful... more...
- Penguin Group Australia 2007; Not Available
How can a funeral director charge $700 for a chipboard coffin worth only $80? Why are there moves afoot to re-use graves in cemeteries? Can we choose to be buried in a cardboard coffin? Australia's 'death-care' industry is worth a staggering $700 million a year, and despite the fact that each of us will one day have to deal with those in the 'dismal... more...
- Penguin Group Australia 2006; Not Available
In the end, love is more important than everything and it will conquer and overcome anything. Or that's how Damon saw it, anyway. Damon wanted a book that talked a lot about love. Damon Courtenay died on the morning of April Fool's Day. In this tribute to his son, Bryce Courtenay lays bare the suffering behind this young man's life. Damon's story... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 85.00
Suicide is a puzzling phenomenon. Not only is its demarcation problematic but it also eludes simple explanation. The cultures in which suicide mortality is high do not necessarily have much else in common, and neither is a single mental illness such as depression sufficient to lead a person to suicide. In a word, despite its statistical regularity,... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 25.11
Hauptbeschreibung Die Debatte um die Euthanasie seit dem 19. Jahrhundert und ihre Bedeutung für die aktuelle Diskussion um die Sterbehilfe. Ethische Fragen der Sterbehilfe und der Sterbebegleitung sind hochaktuell, aber nicht neu. Spätestens seit dem Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts wird über die Euthanasie, über einen durch den Arzt herbeigeführten guten... more...