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The mansion of happiness : a history of life and death

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Lepore
ISBN: 9780307592996 0307592995
OCLC Number: 753624757
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.
"Parts of this book originally appeared in The New Yorker"--T.p. verso.
Description: xxxiii, 282 p. ; 25 cm.
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.
Other Titles: New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
Responsibility: Jill Lepore.
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"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.

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