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The American way of death

Author: Jessica Mitford
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1963.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... Here is a whole complex of commercial operations that result in funerals whose expense, display and mumbo jumbo are unrelated to any Christian or Jewish tradition and virtually unheard of in any other country today. And there is precise information on what is being done to lower the cost and raise the dignity of burial in the United States."
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996.
American way of death.
New York : Simon and Schuster, 1963
(OCoLC)568739096
Online version:
Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996.
American way of death.
New York : Simon and Schuster, 1963
(OCoLC)607773497
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Mitford
ISBN: 0449239853 9780449239858
OCLC Number: 491426
Description: 333 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The American way of death --
The funeral transaction --
Funeral costs --
The artifacts --
The story of service --
The rationale --
The allied industries --
The menace of P.O. --
God's little million-dollar acre --
Shroudland revisited --
Cremation --
What the public wants --
Fashions in funerals --
Funerals in England --
The newest profession --
The "nosy" clergy --
Press and protest --
New hope for the dead.
Responsibility: by Jessica Mitford.

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" ... Here is a whole complex of commercial operations that result in funerals whose expense, display and mumbo jumbo are unrelated to any Christian or Jewish tradition and virtually unheard of in any other country today. And there is precise information on what is being done to lower the cost and raise the dignity of burial in the United States."

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