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November of the Soul The Enigma of Suicide

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ISBN-10: 0743264479

ISBN-13: 9780743264471

Edition: 2006

Authors: George Howe Colt

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Written with the same graceful narrative voice that made his bestselling National Book Award finalist The Big House such a success, George Howe Colt's November of the Soul is a compassionate, compelling, thought-provoking, and exhaustive investigation into the subject of suicide. Drawing on hundreds of in-depth interviews and a fascinating survey of current knowledge, Colt provides moving case studies to offer insight into all aspects of suicide -- its cultural history, the latest biological and psychological research, the possibilities of prevention, the complexities of the right-to-die movement, and the effects on suicide's survivors. Presented with deep compassion and humanity,…    
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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 2/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.20" long x 1.80" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

George Howe Colt is the bestselling author of The Big House, which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times notable book of the year, and November of the Soul: The Enigma of Suicide. nbsp;He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, Anne Fadiman, and their two children.

Preface to the First Edition
Adolescent Suicide
The Slot Machine
Something in the Air
"Use the Enclosed Order Form to Act Immediately. You Could Save a Life"
Beginning to Close the Door
Primitive Roots: The Rock of the Forefathers
The Classical World: "He Is at Liberty to Die Who Does Not Wish to Live"
Renaissance and Enlightenment: "It Is His Case, It May Be Thine"
Science: Moral Medicine and Vital Statistics
Faith, Hopelessness, and 5HIAA
The Range of Self-Destructive Behavior
Winner and Loser
Under the Shadow
The Manner of Dying
The Numbers Game
Backing into the Grave
Social Studies
Life or Liberty
The Right to Die
A Fate Worse Than Death
"Your Good End in Life Is Our Concern!"
"The Limits Are Obscure ... and Every Errour Deadly"
A Model Hemlock Couple
Merryl and Carl
The Mark of Cain
Merryl: The Torture Chamber
The O'er-Fraught Heart
Merryl: The Jigsaw Puzzle
A Safe Place
Merryl: The Building Blocks
A Place for What We Lose
Merryl and Carl
Selected Bibliography