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Final rights : reclaiming the American way of death

Author: Joshua Slocum; Lisa Carlson
Publisher: Hinesburg, Vt. : Upper Access, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the flaws and corruption in the funeral and burial industry in the United States, from exorbitant funeral costs to black market sales of body parts, and provides legal guidelines to burial rights and trends in legal reform.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Slocum; Lisa Carlson
ISBN: 9780942679342 0942679342
OCLC Number: 696943297
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Commended for IndieFab awards (Reference) 2011
Description: xiii, [1] leaf, 511 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Circling the hearses --
Tricks of the funeral trade --
Caskets, other boxes, memorials, and markers --
Embalming : a beautiful memory picture? --
Cemeteries : for-profit and non-profit --
Preneed sales : it's not "all taken care of" --
Body parts : big business, little regulation --
Federal Trade Commission : a fickle consumer ally --
Filing an effective complaint : and what not to do --
Mortuary education : a dead end --
Home funerals : a returning tradition --
Green burial : what they used to just call "burial."
Responsibility: Joshua Slocum and Lisa Carlson.

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Discusses the flaws and corruption in the funeral and burial industry in the United States, from exorbitant funeral costs to black market sales of body parts, and provides legal guidelines to burial rights and trends in legal reform.

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