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Henry Miller: The Last Days by Barbara Kraft
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,810. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016 by Sky Blue Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying
Only months after Barbara Kraft's dear friend Anais Nin died, she saw Henry Miller give a reading. She was inspired enough to read "An Open Letter to Henry Miller" on a local NPR station, and when Miller heard it, he invited Kraft to be one of his rotating cooks. What ensued was a close friendship with the famous author and a touching and detailed recording of the last two years of his life.
Spiritual Perspectives on Death and Dying by Bernice H. Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,580. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious philosophy
The author gathers insights on death and dying from five major sources: C. G. Jung, the LSD research of Stanislav Grof, the Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist traditions and the writings of Alice Bailey. The sequence of events of the dying process, the fundamental journey of the soul and the thoughtful advice from these sources are reviewed. What unfolds is a vista of challenge and hope.
Over Your Dead Body: The History And Future Of How We Deal With The Dead by Robert Connolly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,230. Language: British English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying, Nonfiction » History » Modern / General
Everything about death, funerals and what happens to the body afterwards. Vivid behind the scenes accounts of undertaking today, but also the history of how we deal with death, its science and ecology, and the new high-tech replacements for burial and cremation, and DIY and Green funerals.
Atul Gawande's Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Summary by Ant Hive Media
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healthcare issues, Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying
This is a Summary of Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, where this bestselling author tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.
Death, Dying and Disappearing During the 1980's by John Barber
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,890. Language: British English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
This is a collection of news stories about death and dying. They were assembled by the author from scrapbooks maintained during he 1980’s. They are all true stories however bizarre they may appear. There are tales of death by design, by unfortunate accident, death in the animal world, wills, ghosts and the loss of once common or everyday items. A book to dip into, rather than a long read.
The Tao of Loss and Grief: Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for New Emotions by Pamela Metz
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014 by GreenDragonBooks. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Taoism
The Tao of Loss and Grief provides the reader with a gentle philosophy of life and living based upon Lao Tzu's classic Tao Te Ching. The Tao of grieving acknowledges the mysteries of life and its many difficulties and surprises .Loss and the responding emotional response of grief are part of the mysterious whole of life. In this experience are also hope, love, forgiveness, and recovery from loss.
A Gentle Transition - A Guide to Loss and the Fear of Death by The Abbotts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,750. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
This unique book is the definitive guide on Death, covering such important subjects as, death of a lover, death of a child, death of a parent, death of a friend & death of a pet. Controversial topics such as Death relating to murder, war, executions, suicide, NDE's, reincarnation, Heaven & dying are all explored sensitively. You will never fear death again! One to share with family & friends!
Reincarnation Viewed from the Standpoint of Soul Merging by Matthias Cezekwe
Price: Free! Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying
This book agrees with skeptics that there is no proof of a deceased personality returning to become the sole occupant of a new physical body. However, it points out that the process of soul-merging (or, spirit possession) is acknowledged by all major religions, as capable of taking place from early childhood.
Genocide - A History from Carthage to Darfur by Maria Pritchard
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,310. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
As Winston Churchill learned the full horror of the Nazi atrocities, he reportedly said, ‘This is a crime that has no name’. The sheer scale of the mass murder made a new expression necessary: this went beyond anything seen before or since. The term ‘genocide’ was coined by Raphael Lemkin, a Polish lawyer of Jewish descent, who lost most of his family in the Holocaust.
Flash Floods & Falls: Deaths & Rescues in Zion National Park by Dave Nally
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 69,130. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » National Parks, Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying
This book details a variety of 70+ deaths that have occurred in the past century inside Zion National Park. The book is divided into flash flood deaths, slot canyon (rappelling) deaths, rock climbing deaths, falls from cliffs, and bizarre deaths. The author also includes numerous rescue stories of Bo Beck--Zion's senior Search & Rescue member for over 17 years.
Resting Places of the Rich and Famous - R.I.P by Freya Hardy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,270. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 17, 2013 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying(5.00 from 1 review)
Resting Places of the Rich & Famous explores the bizarre history of tombstone tourism, from greats like Beethoven or Fred Astaire, to royalty like Diana Princess of Wales; a woman whose untimely death inspired mass grief on a scale never before seen.
Fear of Death: It's About Life, Actually. Let's Talk About It by Amy Wallace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,630. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Death, Grief, Bereavement
What do all human beings have in common? All the self-help books in the world can’t change the fact that we all will die. What if we weren’t so afraid of death, or of even talking about it? The fear of death – even when below our conscious awareness – underlies all fears. But, as Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler remind us in Life Lessons … “Fear doesn’t stop death; it stops life."
Epitaphs by R.D. Byron-Smith
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,060. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying
Ever wonder what's carved on Sonny Bono's tombstone? How about Al Capone's? Or take the Rhode Island dentist who left this funny and fitting epitaph etched on his headstone: "I'm filling my last cavity." From the Old West's Boothill to the cemetery on Main Street, the last words chiseled on hundreds of headstones in American come to life in this fascinating and well-researched book.
Mondays with Mary by Sam Oliver
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,440. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healthcare issues
This book outlines the process of entering into a relationship with those who are dying. Although the focus of attention is on Hospice Volunteering, it can be read and used by anyone caring for someone involved in the care of a dying loved one. As you read these pages, you will find yourself connecting with Mary and Jim in places deep within your heart known as the place your soul calls home.
Last Wish: Stories to Inspire a Peaceful Passing (Updated Edition with New Hospice Story) by Lauren Van Scoy, M.D.
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 74,180. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012 by Transmedia Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Last Wish portrays unvarnished, real-life stories of people reaching the end of life and struggling with approaching mortality. They will inspire you through their courage, conviction and spirit, and shine a light on the world of the intensive care unit. Last Wish also contains a decision-making "Compass" to guide you through the choices in life, death and what happens in-between.