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  • How Ethical Systems Change: Eugenics, the Final Solution, Bioethicsby Sheldon Ekland-Olson; Julie Beicken

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 10.95

    Mandatory sterilization laws enacted in dozens of states coast-to-coast and approved by the U.S. Supreme Court formed the initial pillar for what became the Final Solution. Following WWII, there was renewed interest in a more inclusive view of social worth and the autonomy of the individual. Social movements were launched to secure broad-based revisions... more...

  • When I Dieby Philip Gould

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 18.67

    Written during the last few months of Philip Gould's life, this is a hugely inspiring and ultimately uplifting look at his 'lessons from the death zone' more...

  • Dion Fortune's Book of the Deadby Dion Fortune

    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...

  • In the Slender Marginby Eve Joseph

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 17.99

    Part memoir, part meditation on death itself, In the Slender Margin is an exploration of death from an ?insider?s? point of view. Using the threads of her brother?s early death and her twenty years of work at a hospice, Joseph utilizes history, religion, philosophy, literature, personal anecdote, mythology, poetry and pop culture to discern the... more...

  • Funeral Rightsby Robert Larkins

    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...

  • All I Knowby Mary Coustas

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 18.17

    One of Australia's best known comedians, Mary Coustas, takes us on an intimate, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting journey through three deaths that changed her life forever. more...

  • Spiritualism and Societyby G. K. Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1969, this is a fascinating work, which will be of great interest to students researching the origins and development of the movement of Spiritualism and its relationship with society. more...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 1998by Harris M. Lentz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 1999; US$ 49.95

    From actor Philip Abbott (February 23, 1998) to scriptwriter Jerald Ziegman (June 12, 1998), the obituaries of 566 actors, dancers and choreographers, writers and others associated with pop culture and the performing arts can be found in this heavily illustrated work. Each entry includes the date, place and cause of death, along with a brief summary... more...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 1999by Harris M. Lentz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2000; US$ 49.95

    From singer and actor David Ackles (March 2, 1999) to costume designer Patricia Zipprodt (July 17, 1999), the obituaries of 578 actors, dancers and choreographers, writers and others associated with pop culture and the performing arts can be found in this heavily illustrated work. Each entry includes the date, place and cause of death, along with a... more...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2000by Harris M. Lentz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2001; US$ 49.95

    From German actress Inga Abel (May 27, 2000) to Italian film producer Italo Zingarelli (April 29, 2000), the obituaries of 571 actors and actresses, comedians, dancers, choregraphers, producers, directors, writers, cartoonists, sports figures who became performers, and many others--from the fields of film, television, radio, theatre, music, dance,... more...