SOCIETY

The titles in this category deal with society at large - politics, history, religion, science, crime, etc.

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  1. Atrocities

    Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History

    $19.95

    "An amusing (really) account of the murderous ways of despots, slave traders, blundering royals, gladiators and assorted hordes." -New York Times Learn More
  2. Curtains

    Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training

    $15.95

    At forty-four, Tom Jokinen decided to quit his job in order to become an apprentice undertaker, setting out to ask the questions: What is the right thing to do when someone dies? Learn More
  3. Death Becomes Them

    Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious

    $14.99

    Kurt Cobain, Anne Sexton, Mark Rothko, Ernest Hemingway, Adolf Hitler . . . all famous, some rich and powerful, some beloved, some abhorred. But when life and circumstance got to be too much, each headed for the exit door. Learn More
  4. Death Poems

    Death Poems: Classic, Contemporary, Witty, Serious, Tear-Jerking, Wise, Profound, Angry, Funny, Spiritual, Atheistic, Uncertain, Personal, Political, Mythic, Earthy, and Only Occasionally Morbid

    $21.95

    Pretty much every poet in every age has written about death and dying. Along with love, it might be the most popular subject in poetry. Yet, until now, no anthology has gathered the best and most famous of these verses in one place. Learn More
  5. Death Scenes

    Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook

    $22.95

    A riveting, hardboiled, adults-only look--in photos and text--at true crime in old Los Angeles. Learn More
  6. Death: A Picture Album

    Death: A Picture Album

    $28.00

    Disturbing, macabre, and moving: the images in this book examine our enduring desire to make peace with death. Learn More
  7. Death: Photography 1994-2011

    Death: Photography 1994-2011

    $39.95

    DEATH is the first major retrospective of the work of Japanese photographer Tsurisaki Kiyotaka, whose images of death and conflict from global "hot-spots” have earned him a reputation as a leading underground photographer. Learn More
  8. Devoted To Death

    Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, The Skeleton Saint

    $24.95

    R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees over the past decade. Learn More
  9. Diableries

    Diableries: A Trip To The Underworld: 19th Century Images Of Satan and Hell

    $22.95

    Perhaps the most fascinating, provocative and intricately modelled of all images created during the 19th century craze for stereoscopic photography remain those created in Paris from around 1860 onwards, and now known as Diableries (or "devilries”). Learn More
  10. Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell

    Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell

    $60.00

    A devilish 1860s sensation - finally unleashed on the 21st century! Learn More

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