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- Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 29.95
The idea of photographing the dead is as old as photography itself. For the most part, early death photographs were commissioned or taken by relatives of the deceased and preserved in the home as part of the family collection. Once thought inappropriate and macabre, today these photographs are considered to have a beneficial role in bereavement... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 46.00
Despite having similar economies and political systems, high-income nations show persistent diversity. In this pioneering work, Fred C. Pampel looks at fertility, suicide, and homicide rates in eighteen high-income nations to show how they are affected by institutional structures. European nations, for example, offer universal public benefits for... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers?from Lucretius... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 24.95
Beachy Head is a bit of quintessential England?a seaside promontory where green pastures roll to the edge of chalk cliffs, a place of sheep and wind and ineffable beauty. But it is also a major landmark on the map of self-inflicted death. Since 1965, some five hundred people have ended their lives by jumping or driving or simply walking off the 535-foot... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00
In the tradition of Mary Roach?s bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitford?s classic exposť The American Way of Death comes this meticulously researched, refreshingly irreverent, and lavishly illustrated look at death from acclaimed author Harold Schechter. With his trademark fearlessness and bracing sense of humor, Schechter digs deep into a wealth... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95
Kay Redfield Jamison, award-winning professor and writer, changed the way we think about moods and madness. Now Jamison uses her characteristic honesty, wit and eloquence to look back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who died of cancer. Nothing was the Same is a penetrating psychological study of grief viewed... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 39.95
As medical technology advances and severely injured or ill people can be kept alive and functioning long beyond what was previously medically possible, the debate surrounding the ethics of end-of-life care and quality-of-life issues has grown more urgent. In this lucid and vigorous new book, Craig Paterson discusses assisted suicide and euthanasia... more...
- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 25.00
A husband and wife, both medical professionals, are gravely ill. Rather than living in pain, they choose to end their lives, and they turn to their son for help. Despite the legal risks and certain emotional turmoil, he agrees?and ultimately performs an act of love more difficult than any other. The Last Goodnights provides a unique, powerful, and... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.99
?A painfully beautiful memoir?.Written with such restraint as to be both heartbreaking and instructive.? ?E. L. Doctorow † A revered, many times honored (George Polk, Peabody, and Emmy Award winner, to name but a few) journalist, novelist, and playwright, Roger Rosenblatt shares the unforgettable story of the tragedy that changed... more...