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  • Mortalityby Christopher Hitchens

    McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • Blue Juiceby Patricia Morris

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 31.95

    Offering a candid behind-the-scenes look at small-animal veterinary practices, Blue Juice explores the emotional and ethical conflicts involved in providing a "good death" for companion animals. Patricia Morris presents a nuanced ethnographic account of how veterinarians manage patient care and client relations when their responsibility... 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...

  • The Faithful Executionerby Joel F. Harrington

    Random House 2013; US$ 29.10

    Welcome to the world of Frantz Schmidt: citizen of Nuremberg, executioner of 394 unfortunates, and torturer of many hundreds more. Most unusually for his times, Frantz was also a diarist. Drawing deeply on this exceptional and overlooked record that he kept for over forty-five years, The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside his... more...

  • It?s Not Because I Want to Dieby Debbie Purdy

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    Debbie Purdy doesn't want to die. She has far too much to live for. But when the time comes, and the pain is so unbearable that she cannot go on, she wants her husband to be by her side, holding her hand until the end; and she wants to know that he won't be arrested. more...