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The mansion of happiness : a history of life and death (New Yorker (New York NY : 1925))

by Lepore, Jill, 1966-

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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 t... Full description

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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.
Item Description: "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.
"Parts of this book originally appeared in The New Yorker"--T.p. verso.
Physical Description: xxxiii, 282 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780307592996
0307592995
Author Notes: Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. She has written several books including Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Joe Gould's Teeth, and These Truths: A History of the United States.

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