The Mansion of Happiness

The Mansion of Happiness

A History of Life and Death

Book - 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." --Publishers description
A history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307592996
Branch Call Number: 973 LEP
Characteristics: xxxiii, 282 p. ; 25 cm.


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ArapahoeHollyR Sep 05, 2017

A wide-ranging historical survey of the concepts of "life" and "death" in American history.

Not my favorite work by Lepore, but still worth a read for anyone interested in these topics or any fans of Lepore's other books.

Dec 16, 2012

A very entertaining collection of essays covering science, politics and social history. Great easy and informative reading.


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