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The mansion of happiness : a history of life and death

Title
The mansion of happiness : a history of life and death / Jill Lepore.
ISBN
9780307592996
0307592995
Edition
1st ed.
Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Physical Description
xxxiii, 282 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes
"This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.
"Parts of this book originally appeared in The New Yorker"--T.p. verso.
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.
Variant and related titles
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 31, 2012
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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