The Mansion of Happiness

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307476456
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A history of American ideas about life and death discusses how the age of discovery, Darwin's theories of evolution, and the space age changed ideas about life on Earth.

The Mansion of Happiness

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307958507
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Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave. How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when we die? “All anyone can do is ask,” Lepore writes. “That's why any history of ideas about life and death has to be, like this book, a history of curiosity.” Lepore starts that history with the story of a seventeenth-century Englishman who had the idea that all life begins with an egg and ends it with an American who, in the 1970s, began freezing the dead. In between, life got longer, the stages of life multiplied, and matters of life and death moved from the library to the laboratory, from the humanities to the sciences. Lately, debates about life and death have determined the course of American politics. Each of these debates has a history. Investigating the surprising origins of the stuff of everyday life—from board games to breast pumps—Lepore argues that the age of discovery, Darwin, and the Space Age turned ideas about life on earth topsy-turvy. “New worlds were found,” she writes, and “old paradises were lost.” As much a meditation on the present as an excavation of the past, The Mansion of Happiness is delightful, learned, and altogether beguiling.

The Mansion of Happiness

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0307592995
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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

The Name of War

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307488578
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Winner of the Bancroft Prize King Philip's War, the excruciating racial war—colonists against Indians—that erupted in New England in 1675, was, in proportion to population, the bloodiest in American history. Some even argued that the massacres and outrages on both sides were too horrific to "deserve the name of a war." The war's brutality compelled the colonists to defend themselves against accusations that they had become savages. But Jill Lepore makes clear that it was after the war—and because of it—that the boundaries between cultures, hitherto blurred, turned into rigid ones. King Philip's War became one of the most written-about wars in our history, and Lepore argues that the words strengthened and hardened feelings that, in turn, strengthened and hardened the enmity between Indians and Anglos. Telling the story of what may have been the bitterest of American conflicts, and its reverberations over the centuries, Lepore has enabled us to see how the ways in which we remember past events are as important in their effect on our history as were the events themselves. Winner of the the 1998 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society

Book of Ages

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307948838
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A portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, Jane, reveals how she was, like her brother, a passionate reader, gifted writer, and shrewd political commentator who made insightful observations about early America.

Marland Tragedy

Author: Kim Brumley
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1615666060
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Marland Tragedy: The Turbulent Story of a Forgotten Oklahoma Icon recounts the controversial true-life story of E.W. Marland and his family. Author Kim Brumley explores the unanswered questions surrounding his personal life, including his first wife's death, his second marriage to adopted daughter Lydie, the construction of their estate, the 'Palace on the Prairie, ' Lydie's plunge into isolation after E.W.'s death, and the drama that ensued. In addition, Marland Tragedy examines E.W. Marland's business and political career, most notably the hostile takeover of Marland Oil Company (now known as ConocoPhillips) by J.P. Morgan, and E.W.'s struggles as governor at the height of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. This fast paced biography takes an in-depth look at the life Marland lived, the family he loved, and the pioneer spirit he embodied, revealing the greatest triumphs and the most devastating tragedies that were experienced as one man worked to tame the Wild West.

Talking with Children about Loss

Author: Maria Trozzi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399525438
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Answering difficult questions about how adults should discuss loss with children, a practical guide to a difficult subject reveals how children perceive important events such as death, disability, and divorce; proposes age-appropriate responses to questions; discusses therapy options; and outlines strategies to broaching a wide variety of difficult topics. Original.

We Don t Die

Author: Joel Martin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425184998
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Surveys the career of American psychic George Anderson, providing evidence of life after death, describing his remarkable talents and presenting Anderson's philosophy about the soul's immortality and his messages of hope, truth, peace, and eternity. Reprint.

My Time in Heaven

Author: Richard Sigmund
Publisher: Whitaker House
ISBN: 1603743502
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Is there life after death? After a tragic accident, doctors pronounced Richard Sigmund legally dead. Eight hours later, God miraculously brought him back to life on the way to the morgue. During those hours, God allowed him to experience the glorious beauty, heavenly sounds, sweet aromas, and boundless joys of heaven that await every believer. God then returned him back to earth with a mission to tell the world what he saw.You will thrill to Sigmund’s eyewitness accounts of strolling down heaven’s streets of gold, seeing angels playing with children, talking with Jesus, meeting with people from the Bible, as well as departed family and friends, seeing the mansions, and much more! Through Sigmund’s testimony, God restored sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, and even raised several people from the dead.Also, glimpse into the horrifying reality of “the other place”—a place where no one wants to go.

Without sin

Author: Spencer Klaw
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN:
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A history of America's most successful utopian community draws from unpublished diaries and letters of Oneida members to study the community's revolutionary blend of religion, sexuality, and idealism