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  • The Inner World of a Suicidal Youthby Millie Osborne

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 40.00

    A suicidal girl's diary, discovered after her death, gives gripping insight into why her self-esteem and will to live eroded, how she became a "pretender" to evade help, and - with narrative and comments from a psychiatrist included in this book - shows what this tragedy can teach us about better prevention and treatment strategies needed. more...

  • Cliffs of Despairby Tom Hunt

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.15

    Beachy Head is a bit of quintessential England–a seaside promontory where green pastures roll to the edge of chalk cliffs, a place of sheep and wind and ineffable beauty. But it is also a major landmark on the map of self-inflicted death. Since 1965, some five hundred people have ended their lives by jumping or driving or simply walking off the 535-foot... more...

  • Nothing to Be Frightened Ofby Julian Barnes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A memoir on mortality as only Julian Barnes can write it, one that touches on faith and science and family as well as a rich array of exemplary figures who over the centuries have confronted the same questions he now poses about the most basic fact of life: its inevitable extinction. If... more...

  • The Whole Death Catalogby Harold Schechter

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.32

    In the tradition of Mary Roach’s bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitford’s classic exposé The American Way of Death comes this meticulously researched, refreshingly irreverent, and lavishly illustrated look at death from acclaimed author Harold Schechter. With his trademark fearlessness and bracing sense of humor, Schechter digs deep into a wealth... more...

  • Nothing Was the Sameby Kay Redfield Jamison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    Kay Redfield Jamison, award-winning professor and writer, changed the way we think about moods and madness. Now Jamison uses her characteristic honesty, wit and eloquence to look back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who died of cancer. Nothing was the Same is a penetrating psychological study of grief viewed... more...

  • Death and the Authorby David Ellis

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 47.99

    Organised around a dramatic account of D. H. Lawrence's desperate struggle against tuberculosis, and of the bizarre events which followed his death, this book offers a series of often grimly humorous reflections on death and dying. Lawrence is the main focus throughout but there are references to a number of other famous literary consumptives. more...

  • Dying, Death, and Bereavementby FAAN PhD RN Inge Corless; FAAN RN PhD Barbara B. Germino; DrPH Mary A. Pittman

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 94.99

    In this updated edition, the authors examine the issues of death and dying as a continuum, from death education and care of the dying to grief and bereavement. It is a multidisciplinary guide to the important issues surrounding dying and bereavement in today's health care and social environment. Nurses, social workers, physicians, mental health workers,... more...

  • The Philosophy of Deathby Steven Luper

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    A lively and engaging discussion about the nature of death and the permissibility or otherwise of killing. more...

  • Suicidal Behaviourby Updesh Kumar; Manas K Mandal

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 39.95

    Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-at-Risk provides a psychometric analysis of various aspects associated with suicidal risk assessment to understand the suicidal personality and predict suicidal behaviour. It includes articles by experts in the field covering suicide research carried out globally. The collection is divided into two sections—the... more...

  • Cause of Deathby Jack Mingo; Erin Barrett; Lucy Autrey Wilson

    Pocket Books 2009; US$ 11.99

    FACE IT. WE CAN GO ANYTIME. BUT IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS! Death becomes you, and it's just another fact of life explored in Cause of Death, a revealing abundance of startling data, false perceptions, bizarre fallacies, and some totally unexpected statistics about how, why, when, and where we all bite the dust, check out, buy the farm, kick... more...