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The mansion of happiness : a history of life and death / Jill Lepore.

Authors: Lepore, Jill, 1966-
Call number: 973 LEP
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Publication date: 2012.
Subject: 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.
United States -- Social life and customs.
United States -- Social conditions.
United States -- Intellectual life.
Title: The mansion of happiness : a history of life and death / Jill Lepore.
Title added entry: New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: xxxiii, 282 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents note: 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.
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.
"Parts of this book originally appeared in The New Yorker"--T.p. verso.
Summary note: "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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780307592996
0307592995
LCCN: 2011050566
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1373465
Bib No.: 1373465

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