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The Mansion of Happiness

A History of Life and Death

by Jill Lepore

Hardcover, 282 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $27.95 |

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The Mansion of Happiness
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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. 35,000 first printing.

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