SOCIETY

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

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  1. Working Stiff

    Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

    $25.00

    The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases—hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex—that shaped her as both a physician and a mother. Learn More
  2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes And Other Lessons From The Crematory

    $24.95

    A young mortician goes behind the scenes, unafraid of the gruesome (and fascinating) details of her curious profession. Learn More
  3. Several Ways to Die in Mexico City

    Several Ways to Die in Mexico City: An Autobiography of Death in Mexico City

    $22.95

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    In the '80s, when author/photographer Kurt Hollander lived in New York and published The Portable Lower East, life there was particularly rough, and cops often drove yellow cabs as a method to surprise and roust its residents. Before the decade ended, Hollander moved to the equally rough climes of Mexico City, making his living writing and photographing for The Guardian, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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 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
  8. 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

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