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The Mansion of Happiness by Jill Lepore
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Jul 07, 12

Read in July, 2012

A Modern day Renaissance work, "The Mansion of Happiness" offers an outstanding reflection on the concepts of life and death in 19th and 20th century America. Trained as a Historian, Jill Lepore is also a historian of science, an anthropologist, and so much more. Effortlessly bridging the divide between "academic" and general public writing, Lepore produced a work of scholarship accessible to all educated audiences. Highly recommended.

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