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Death & Dying

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  • Bobby Wonderfulby Bob Morris

    Grand Central Publishing 2015; Not Available

    His mother's last word was his name. His father's was "Wonderful." Together they inspired the title for this true story of love and redemption. Bob Morris was always the entertainer in his family, but not always a perfect son. When he finds his parents approaching the end of their lives, he begins to see his relationship to them in a whole new... more...

  • The Politics of Being Mortalby Alfred G. Killilea

    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...

  • Borrowed Timeby Paul Monette

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    The tragic true story of a love cut short by AIDS, written by National Book Award winner Paul Monette In 1974, Paul Monette met Roger Horwitz, the man with whom he would share more than a decade of his life. In 1986, Roger died of complications from AIDS. Borrowed Time traces this love story from start to tragic finish. At a time when the medical... more...

  • A Brief History of Deathby W. M. Spellman

    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...

  • Dying with Dignity: A Legal Approach to Assisted Deathby Giza Lopes

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Should terminally ill adults be allowed to kill themselves with their physician's assistance? While a few American states?as well as Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg?have answered "yes," in the vast majority of the United States, assisted death remains illegal. This book provides a historical and comparative perspective that not only... more...

  • The Good Deathby Ann Neumann

    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. † If a good death exists, what does it look like? This question lies at the heart of Neumann?s rigorously researched and intimately told journey along the ultimate borderland of American life: American... more...

  • The Denial of Deathby Ernest Becker

    Free Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    The Chicago Sun-Times It is hard to overestimate the importance of this book; Becker succeeds brilliantly in what he sets out to do, and the effort was necessary. more...

  • The Truth About Suicideby Donna Holland Barnes; Robert N. Golden; Fred. L. Peterson

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide kills more than 32,000 Americans each year, making it the 11th leading cause of death in the country. This work provides A-to-Z coverage of issues relating to suicidal behavior - from root causes and warning signs to related mental illness and suicide prevention. more...

  • Living Out Loudby Anna Quindlen

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    "A panopticon of life in this decade, sure to be valuable to future social historians She touches on life, love, home, family, work, men, women, children and issues large and small." CHICAGO TRIBUNE The voice is Anna Quindlen's. But we know the hopes, dreams, fears, and wonder expressed in all her columns, for most of us share them. With her NEW YORK... more...