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- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00
The United States, and indeed the Western world, is bitterly divided on the issues of the right to die and euthanasia. Polls reported in 2004 indicated that between four and 10 percent of physicians helped to end a terminally ill patient's life at some time, even though such acts are against the law. Legislators, judges, and ordinary citizens have... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99
Does life go on beyond the grave? With the recent surge in popularity of topics focused on life after death, Letters from the Afterlife, originally published in 1914 under another title, takes up this age-old question from a unique perspective - that of a man who has undergone ''the great change'' and has crossed the threshold we call... more...
- Scribner 2012; US$ 16.00
Is this really how I want to live my life? Each one of us at some point asks this question. The tragedy is not that life is short but that we often see only in hindsight what really matters. In this, her first book on life and living, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross joins with David Kessler to guide us through the practical and spiritual lessons we need to... more...
- Scribner 2013; US$ 24.99
A ?wonderful? ( Harper?s ), ?engrossing? ( Parade ) exploration of the most universal of human obsessions: immortality?from an author who is ?part Mary Roach, part Joe Strummer of The Clash? ( The Wall Street Journal ). What have we not done to live forever? Adam Leith Gollner, the critically acclaimed author of The Fruit Hunters , weaves together... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 12.95
In 1997, at the distinguished Siddons School on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the school year opens with distressing news: Astra Dell is suffering from a rare disease. Astra's friends try to reconcile the sick girl's suffering with their own fierce longings and impetuous attachments. Car writes unsparing letters, which the dirty Marlene, in her devotion,... more...
- Scribner 2014; US$ 15.00
?A darkly funny memoir about family reckonings? ( O, The Oprah Magazine )?the story of a young man who, by handling the dead, makes peace with the living. Andrew Meredith?s father, a literature professor at La Salle University, was fired after unspecified allegations of sexual misconduct. It?s a transgression that resulted in such long-lasting familial... more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 30.00
As humans, death?its certainty, its inevitability?consumes us. We make it the subject of our literature, our art, our philosophy, and our religion. Our feelings and attitudes toward our mortality and its possible afterlives have evolved greatly from the early days of mankind. Collecting these views in this topical and instructive book, W. M. Spellman... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
While much has been written in recent years on death and dying, there has been little treatment of how people cope with death in the absence of religious belief, and virtually no examination of the potential political repercussions of a wider acceptance of mortality in American society. Alfred Killilea's strikingly original book revolves around a... more...
- Beacon Press 2016; US$ 26.95
Following the death of her father, journalist and hospice volunteer Ann Neumann sets out to examine what it means to die well in the United States. When Ann Neumann?s father was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin?s lymphoma, she left her job and moved back to her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She became his full-time caregiver?cooking, cleaning,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 17.99
Embracing Our Mortality captures medical and ethical decision-making in action at the end of life-- the context in which individual physicians'and patients' decisions about care and perhaps most heightened. The author, an internist and biomedical ethicist recognized for his seminal work on medical futiliity and living wills, blends vivid case studies... more...