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Lepore, Jill, 1966-
The mansion of happiness : a history of life and death / Jill Lepore
Alternate (uniform) Title New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
Alternate Title History of life and death
1st ed
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E169.1 .L5295 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Social life and customs
United States -- Social conditions
United States -- Intellectual life
Subject(s) Politics and culture -- United States -- History
Popular culture -- United States -- History
Life -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
Life (Biology) -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
Life cycle, Human -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
Death -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
Happiness -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
Physical Description xxxiii, 282 p. ; 25 cm
Note "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
"Parts of this book originally appeared in The New Yorker"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-265) and index
Summary "A history of American ideas about life and death includes coverage of topics ranging from the 17th-century Englishman who investigated a belief about life starting with eggs and the heated debates over Darwin's evolutionary findings to the role of the Space Age in changing views on planetary life to the 1970s trends in cryogenics." --Publishers description
A history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave
Contents Introduction: The mansion of happiness -- Hatched -- Baby good -- The children's room -- All about erections -- Mr. Marriage -- Happiness minutes -- Confessions of an amateur mother -- Happy old age -- The gate of heaven -- Resurrection -- Last words -- A chronology

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