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  • 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...

  • 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$ 14.99

    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...

  • Death and the Rock Starby Catherine Strong; Barbara Lebrun

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The untimely deaths of Amy Winehouse (2011) and Whitney Houston (2012), and the ’resurrection’ of Tupac Shakur for a performance at the Coachella music festival in April 2012, have focused the media spotlight on the relationship between popular music, fame and death. If the phrase ’sex, drugs and rock’n’roll’ ever qualified a lifestyle, it has left... more...

  • Embracing Our Mortalityby Lawrence Schneiderman

    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...

  • In a Strange Roomby David Sherman

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 67.99

    Taking its title from Faulkner's epochal modernist novel, David Sherman's study traces the myriad ways death and its effect on the living defined modernist fiction and verse in England, Ireland, and the U.S. more...

  • Scythe and the Cityby Christian Henriot

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    The issue of death has loomed large in Chinese cities in the modern era. Throughout the Republican period, Shanghai swallowed up lives by the thousands. Exposed bodies strewn around in public spaces were a threat to social order as well as to public health. In a place where every group had its own beliefs and set of death and funeral practices, how... more...

  • Human remains and identificationby Élisabeth Anstett; Jean-Marc Dreyfus

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99

    Human remains and identification presents a pioneering investigation into the practices and methodologies used in the search for and exhumation of dead bodies resulting from mass violence. Previously absent from forensic debate, social scientists and historians here confront historical and contemporary exhumations with the application of social context... more...