The mansion of happiness : a history of life and death / Jill Lepore. - SHERLOC
The mansion of happiness : a history of life and death / Jill Lepore.
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
Contributor biographical information Full text
Publisher description Full text
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
xxxiii, 282 p. ; 25 cm.
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.
"This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.
"Parts of this book originally appeared in The New Yorker"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"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.
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.
College Avenue Library
Franklin Road Library