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Death & Dying

  • Death on Demandby Michael DeCesare

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    Death on Demand explores the polarizing role of Jack Kevorkian??Dr. Death??and his role as the most visible leader of the right-to-die movement. The book examines Kevorkian?s activities in the context of the right-to-die movement to understand his crucial role in bringing the controversial practice of assisted suicide into the public conversation.... more...

  • The Red Recordby Ida B. Wells

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    A shocking and powerful account of lynching written by activist, journalist, and former slave Ida B. Wells In the postbellum American South, lynching was a frightfully common occurrence, perpetrated so frequently that most Southern politicians and leaders turned a blind eye to the practice. This vicious form of vigilante ?justice? was in truth... more...

  • Walking the Night Roadby Alexandra Butler

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Alexandra Butler recently received her MSW from the Columbia University School of Social Work. more...

  • 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... more...

  • Recovering from the Loss of a Childby 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 The pain and shock when a child dies can seem unbearable. But expert-on-grief Katherine Fair Donnelly, who has suffered many personal losses, has gained wisdom and strategies for emotional recovery. By sharing, understanding,... more...

  • The Worm at the Coreby Sheldon Solomon; Jeff Greenberg; Tom Pyszczynski

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00

    It guides our thoughts and actions, from the great art we create to the devastating wars we wage. It's the real reason why we buy expensive cars and crave fame. It drives us to put our health at risk and to disguise our animal nature. Think you're not constantly thinking about death? This book shows it's at the heart of life. Psychologists Sheldon... more...

  • The Worm at the Coreby Sheldon Solomon; Jeff Greenberg; Tom Pyszczynski

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    A transformative, fascinating theory?based on robust and groundbreaking experimental research?reveals how our unconscious fear of death powers almost everything we do, shining a light on the hidden motives that drive human behavior   More than one hundred years ago, the American philosopher William James dubbed the knowledge that we must die... more...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014by Harris M. Lentz III

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 49.95

    Among 2014's many notable losses in the performing arts were actors Robin Williams, James Garner and Lauren Bacall, folk music icon Pete Seeger, Jazz pianist Horace Silver, rock singer Joe Cocker and co-host of National Public Radio's "Car Talk," Tom Magliozzi. Obituaries of performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers... more...

  • "Um Abschied geht es ja nun."by Hermann Haarmann; Matthias Bormuth; Falko Schmieder

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 26.71

    Das Abschied-nehmen-müssen ist ein Grundmotiv menschlichen Lebens. Mit der Vergeschichtlichung der Zeit und der Dynamisierung der Geschichte multiplizieren sich die Formen und Gründe des Abschiednehmens. So haben die Katastrophen des 20. Jahrhunderts die Reflexionsfigur des Abschieds grundsätzlich verändert. Vertreibung und Tod sind das neue Massenschicksal.... more...

  • Dying with Dignityby 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...