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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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Table of 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.
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