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The mansion of happiness : a history of life and death

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lepore, Jill, 1966-
Mansion of happiness.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
(DLC) 2011050566
(OCoLC)753624757
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Lepore
ISBN: 9780307958501 0307958507
OCLC Number: 803981820
Description: 1 online resource.
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.

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