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Author Lepore, Jill, 1966-

Title The mansion of happiness [OverDrive electronic resource] : a history of life and death / Jill Lepore.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
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Description 1 online resource
Note "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
"Parts of this book originally appeared in The New Yorker"--Title page verso.
Electronic book.
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
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.
Summary A history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject United States -- Social life and customs.
United States -- Social conditions.
United States -- Intellectual life.
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.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author OverDrive, Inc.
Added Title New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
ISBN 9780307958501 (electronic bk.)
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