The Mansion of Happiness

A History of Life and Death

By Lepore, Jill

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9780307592996
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Reviewed on May 15, 2012  |  Social Sciences

New Yorker staff writer and historian Lepore (American history, Harvard Univ.; The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American History) presents a patchwork history of how modern Western—and in particular, American—culture has conceived of the passage of life from birth to death. Many of the chapters originally appeared in The New Yorker, and as a result the book's focus is at times disjointed...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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