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  • Farewell to the Worldby Marzio Barbagli

    Wiley 2015; US$ 74.95

    What drives a person to take his or her own life? Why would an individual be willing to strap a bomb to himself and walk into a crowded marketplace, blowing himself up at the same time as he kills and maims the people around him? Does suicide or ‘voluntary death’ have the same meaning today as it had in earlier centuries, and does it have... more...

  • Recovering from the Loss of a Siblingby Katherine Fair Donnelly

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 6.99

    An extremely well-written, compassionate guide for the millions of people who come face to face with a death in their own families When a brother or sister dies, surviving siblings often receive little support or recognition of their pain. But their grief is real, and there is a way to recover from it. Through intimate, true stories and interviews... more...

  • The Little Book of Gothsby Dan Vice

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 2.99

    To be a Goth is to be unique, creative and misunderstood and, in order to be truly ?gothic?, it is necessary to conform to certain rules. Here is a little guide to the dark and mysterious Goth world, covering: popular myths and stereotypes; how to spot, become or insult a Goth; Goth philosophy; and the mating ritual. Be afraid. more...

  • The Blue Zones Solution: by Dan Buettner | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Reviewby Eureka Books

    iDreamBooks Inc 2015; US$ 2.99

    The Blue Zones Solution: by Dan Buettner | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review The Blue Zones Solution by Dan Buettner expands on research into the regions of the world where residents are more likely to live to the age of 100 and beyond, the Blue Zones? This companion to The Blue Zones Solution includes: Overview of the book Important People... more...

  • Rain on a Strange Roofby Jan Whitt

    Hamilton Books 2012; US$ 44.99

    A scholar of Southern literature and culture, Jan Whitt has written a personal narrative about adoption, childhood abuse, and fifty years of searching for her family in rural Appalachia. This book unflinchingly explores death and loss at the same time that it celebrates the transformative power of love and literature. more...

  • Modern Mummiesby Christine Quigley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 39.95

    For many, a mummy is an Egyptian pharaoh, wrapped in cloth, found thousands of years later in a pyramid by archaeologists. But mummies need not be ancient. Modern-day mummies can be found under glass in special tombs built in their honor, in private collections where they have come to rest after decades on the carnival circuit, in dissecting rooms... more...

  • Death, Dying and Bereavement in a Changing Worldby Alan R Kemp

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 89.95

    This title takes a comprehensive approach, exploring the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of death, dying, and bereavement.Through personal stories from real people, Death, Dying, and Bereavement provides readers with a context for understanding their changing encounters with such difficult concepts. more...

  • Death at the Ballparkby Robert M. Gorman; David Weeks

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

    When we think of baseball, we think of sunny days and leisurely outings at the ballpark--rarely do thoughts of death come to mind. Yet during the game's history, hundreds of players, coaches and spectators have died while playing or watching the National Pastime. In its second edition, this ground breaking study provides the known details for 150... more...

  • The Electric Chairby Craig Brandon

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 19.99

    This book provides a history of the electric chair and analyzes its features, its development, and the manner of its use. Chapters cover the early conceptual stages as a humane alternative to hanging, and the rivalry between Edison and Westinghouse that was one of the main forces in the chair's adoption as a mode of execution. Also presented are... more...

  • Gone to the Graveby Abby Burnett

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 65.00

    A rich survey of folk practices prior to mortuaries and the funeral industry more...