DEATH & TORTURE

For the morbid.

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  1. 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
  2. Still Life

    Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy

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    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
  3. The American Way Of Death Revisited

    The American Way of Death Revisited

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    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
  4. Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool

    The Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool

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    The latest installment of the hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon! Learn More
  5. The Darwin Awards: Countdown to Extinction (softcover)

    The Darwin Awards: Countdown To Extinction

    $19.95

    The human race's most "devastatingly" popular humor series returns... Learn More
  6. The History Of Torture & Execution

    The History Of Torture And Execution: From Early Civilization Through Medieval Times To The Present

    $19.95

    Throughout history, cultures around the world have found justice for the most extreme crimes by condemning the guilty to death. Learn More
  7. The Inevitable

    The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death

    $17.95

    What is death and how does it touch upon life? Twenty writers look for answers. Learn More
  8. The Whole Death Catalog

    The Whole Death Catalog: A Lively Guide to the Bitter End

    $18.00

    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. Learn More
  9. Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy

    Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy

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    Welcome to Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter’s fantasy world of rabbit schoolchildren, cigar-smoking squirrels and exemplary feline etiquette in Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy… Learn More
  10. Will The Circle Be Unbroken?

    Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith

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    One of Studs Terkel’s most important oral histories, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? turns to the ultimate human experience—that of death. Called "extraordinary…a work of insight, wisdom, and freshness" by the Seattle Times when it was first published fifteen years ago, the book explores—with unrivaled compassion and wisdom—the indelible variety of reactions to mortality and the experience of death and the possibility of life afterward. Learn More

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