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  • Embracing Our Mortalityby Lawrence Schneiderman

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    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...

  • Recovering from the Loss of a Childby Katherine Fair Donnelly

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 3.99

    An extremely well-written, compassionate guide for the millions of people who come face to face with a death in their own families The pain and shock when a child dies can seem unbearable. But expert-on-grief Katherine Fair Donnelly, who has suffered many personal losses, has gained wisdom and strategies for emotional recovery. By sharing, understanding,... more...

  • Recovering from the Loss of a Parentby Katherine Fair Donnelly

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 3.99

    An extremely well-written, compassionate guide for the millions of people who come face to face with a death in their own families Losing a parent is a traumatic blow, and the grief can seem unbearable. But you are not alone, and you can get through this. In this first book dedicated to the experience of adults who have lost a parent, expert-on-grief... more...

  • Legal Executions in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginiaby Daniel Allen Hearn

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    In the century following the Civil War, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia legally executed hundreds of men and women convicted of capital crimes. Based on exhaustive research of court records, newspapers death certificates and even gravestones, this book provides the essential details of each case. Arranged by... more...

  • Hollywood Death and Scandal Sitesby E. J. Fleming

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    For more than a century, people have been drawn to sites of tragedy involving the rich, beautiful and notorious of Hollywood. Tourists at the center of the movie universe flock to Rudolph Valentino's grave, the house where Marilyn Monroe died, the "O.J. murders" condo, the hotel where John Belushi overdosed, a myriad of haunted mansions.... more...

  • The Way We Die Nowby Seamus O'Mahony

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 16.99

    An Irish physician explores the ways in which society has lost the ability to deal with death. more...

  • Death, Disability, and the Superheroby Josť Alaniz

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    The first full-length examination of the evolving superhero through the lens of disability studies more...

  • Suicide in Twentieth-Century Japanby Francesca Di Marco

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Japan?s suicide phenomenon has fascinated both the media and academics, although many questions and paradoxes embedded in the debate on suicide have remained unaddressed in the existing literature, including the assumption that Japan is a "Suicide Nation". This tendency causes common misconceptions about the suicide phenomenon and its features. Aiming... more...

  • Death on Earthby Jules Howard

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    There is nothing more life-affirming than understanding death in all its forms. Natural selection depends on death; little would evolve without it. Every animal on Earth is shaped by its presence and fashioned by its spectre. We are all survivors of starvation, drought, volcanic eruptions, meteorites, plagues, parasites, predators, freak weather... more...

  • The Big Moveby Ruth Ray Karpen; Helen Q. Kivnick; Margaret M. Gullette; Anne M. Wyatt-Brown

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 17.99

    When her husband?s ill health forces them to move into an assisted living facility, Anne M. Wyatt-Brown suddenly finds herself surrounded by elderly residents. In this lively and provocative collection, other distinguished gerontologists reflect on Anne?s moving account of her transition to becoming a member of a vibrant and sociable community that... more...