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  • Mortalityby Christopher Hitchens

    McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 17.00

    Based on his columns in Vanity Fair that chronicled his year-and-a-half battle with esophageal cancer, Mortality is Christopher Hitchens at his most honest and reflective . Thoughtfully meditating on the harrowing effects of illness and treatment on the body, and on the impermanence and acceptance of a life ending, Mortality is Hitchens' magnum... more...

  • When I Dieby Philip Gould

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    Written during the last few months of Philip Gould's life, this is a hugely inspiring and ultimately uplifting look at his 'lessons from the death zone' more...

  • Time And Mythby John S. Dunne

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 28.00

    What is man, apart from the things of his life, apart from loving and fighting and dying?   In his exploration of that fundamental question, John S. Dunne considers the different ways in which man strives throughout his life for immortality. Growing out of the 1971 Yale University Thomas More lectures which Father Dunne delivered in that year,... more...

  • Blood Beneath My Feetby Joseph Scott Morgan

    Feral House 2012; US$ 18.95

    A hard dose of Southern reality about life with the dead as told by real death investigator. more...

  • Christian Mummificationby Ken Jeremiah

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    A mention of mummification immediately brings to mind the ancient Egyptians--but the Roman Catholic Church has long used the practice to preserve notable members of its faith. In Italy alone, more than 300 preserved bodies appear on display in churches and cathedrals--the mummified remains of saints, priests, martyrs, and other high-ranking Roman Catholic... more...

  • Prayers for Bobbyby Leroy Aarons

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was "wrong"-Bobby chose to take his own life. Prayers for Bobby , nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But... more...

  • How Ethical Systems Change: Eugenics, the Final Solution, Bioethicsby Sheldon Ekland-Olson; Julie Beicken

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 10.95

    Mandatory sterilization laws enacted in dozens of states coast-to-coast and approved by the U.S. Supreme Court formed the initial pillar for what became the Final Solution. Following WWII, there was renewed interest in a more inclusive view of social worth and the autonomy of the individual. Social movements were launched to secure broad-based revisions... more...

  • When I Dieby Philip Gould

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 18.57

    Written during the last few months of Philip Gould's life, this is a hugely inspiring and ultimately uplifting look at his 'lessons from the death zone' more...

  • Dion Fortune's Book of the Deadby Dion Fortune

    Red Wheel Weiser 2005; US$ 9.95

    This handbook helps the living assist the dying at the time of death. It teaches that the living must, first and foremost, understand the process that the soul goes through before they can help the spirit in its transition. Dion Fortune's Book of the Dead is a clear, concise, illuminating guide that explains the stages in the natural process of... more...

  • The Endby Bianca Nogrady

    Random House Australia 2013; US$ 29.56

    A fascinating exploration of the universal human experience of death. We sat around and on the bed, laughing and joking as if this was a typical family gathering. The shrunken form of our dying grandmother lay on the bed, breathing fast and shallow, her once-bright eyes half closed and sunken in their sockets. To some it might have seemed disrespectful... more...