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. Down Among The Dead Men

    Down Among the Dead Men: A Year in the Life of a Mortuary Technician

    $14.95

    Michelle Williams is young and attractive, with close family ties, a busy social life . . . and an unusual occupation. When she impulsively applies to be a mortuary technician and is offered the position, she has no idea that her decision to accept will be one of the most momentous of her life. “What I didn’t realize then,” she writes, “was that I was about to start one of the most amazing jobs you can do.” Learn More
  5. Infernal Device

    Infernal Device: Machinery Of Torture And Execution

    $14.95

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    Erik Ruhling assembles an unmatched array of torture tools invented exclusively for the infliction of pain and the ending of life, each carefully researched with an accompanying full-color, highly detailed rendering. Learn More
  6. Jivaro: Head-Hunters Of The Amazon

    Jivaro: Head-Hunters Of The Amazon

    $19.95

    The Jivaro Indians of the Peru-Ecuador interior have long been renowned for their ferocity and cruelty in warfare; they are also shamanistic, communing with ancient spectres through the ingestion of poisonous hallucinogens. But above all, the Jivaro are known for their unique and macabre brand of death magic - the severing and shrinking of human heads. Learn More
  7. Stiff

    Stiff: The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers

    $13.95

    An oddly compelling, often hilarious forensic exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. Learn More
  8. Still Life

    Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy

    $14.95

    Taxidermy is everywhere these days—from hip restaurants to posh clothing stores. Yet few realize that behind these "stuffed" animals is a world of intrepid hunterexplorers, eccentric naturalists, and museum artisans, all devoted to the paradoxical pursuit of creating the illusion of life. Learn More
  9. The American Way Of Death Revisited

    The American Way of Death Revisited

    $14.95

    Only the scathing wit and searching intelligence of Jessica Mitford could turn an exposé of the American funeral industry into a book that is at once deadly serious and side-splittingly funny. Learn More
  10. Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool

    The Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool

    $13.00

    The latest installment of the hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon! Learn More

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