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Sherwin B. Nuland
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Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., is the author of nine previous books, including Doctors: The Biography of Medicine, The Wisdom of the Body, The Mysteries Within, Lost in America: A Journey with My Father, and The Doctors’ Plague. His book How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter won the National Book Award and spent thirty-four weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Times, Time, and The New York Review of Books. Nuland is a clinical professor of surgery at Yale University, where he also teaches bioethics... Read More

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The Art of Aging
A Doctor's Prescription for Well-Being
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $16.00

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The Art of Aging
A Doctor's Prescription for Well-Being
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 27, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Doctors
The Biography of Medicine
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 15, 1995
Price: $16.95

How does medical science advance? Popular historians would have us believe that a few heroic individuals, possessing superhuman talents, lead an unselfish quest to better the human condition. But as renowned Yale surgeon and medical historian Sherwin B. Nuland shows in this brilliant collection of linked life portraits, the theory bears... Read more >
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Doctors
The Biography of Medicine
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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How We Die
Reflections of Life's Final Chapter, New Edition
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 15, 1995
Price: $16.00

Winner of the National Book Award

Attempting to demythologize the process of dying, Nuland explores how we shall die, each of us in a way that will be unique. Through particular stories of dying--of patients, and of his own family--he examines the seven most common roads to death: old age, cancer, AIDS... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download.

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How We Live

Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 26, 1998
Price: $18.00

Having won the National Book Award for How We Die, his best-selling inquiry into the causes and modes of death, Sherwin Nuland now turns his attention to the miraculous resiliency of human life. For this lucid, wonderful, and wonder-filled new book explores the body's mysterious capacity to marshal disparate organs and... Read more >

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Lost in America
A Journey with My Father
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $15.95

“He walks with me through every day of my life, in that unsteady, faltering gait that so embarrassed me when I was a boy. Always, he is holding fast to the upper part of my right arm . . . As we make our way together, my father—I called him Daddy... Read more >
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Lost in America
A Journey with My Father
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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Maimonides

Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $16.00

Sherwin B. Nuland—best-selling author of How We Die—focuses his surgeon’s eye and writer’s pen on this greatest of rabbis, most intriguing of Jewish philosophers, and most honored of Jewish doctors.

Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician, a dazzling Torah scholar, a daring philosopher. Eight... Read more >
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Maimonides

Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: eBook
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $11.99

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The Uncertain Art
Thoughts on a Life in Medicine
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $12.99

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