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The Mansion of Happiness

The Mansion of Happiness Author Jill Lepore
ISBN-10 9780307476456
Release 2013
Pages 282
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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.

Book of Ages

Book of Ages Author Jill Lepore
ISBN-10 9780307948830
Release 2014-07
Pages 442
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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.


Lifetimes Author Bryan Mellonie
ISBN-10 9780307569684
Release 2009-09-16
Pages 40
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A pet . . . a friend . . . or a relative dies, and it must be explained to a child. This sensitive book is a useful tool in explaining to children that death is a part of life and that, eventually, all living things reach the end of their own special lifetimes.

Marland Tragedy

Marland Tragedy Author Kim Brumley
ISBN-10 9781615666065
Release 2010-03
Pages 161
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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.

My Time in Heaven

My Time in Heaven Author Richard Sigmund
ISBN-10 9781603743501
Release 2009-12-14
Pages 192
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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.

The Name of War

The Name of War Author Jill Lepore
ISBN-10 9780307488572
Release 2009-09-23
Pages 368
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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

We Don t Die

We Don t Die Author Joel Martin
ISBN-10 0425184994
Release 2002-08-01
Pages 275
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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.

Being with Dying

Being with Dying Author Joan Halifax
ISBN-10 0834821745
Release 2009-11-17
Pages 224
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The Buddhist approach to death can be of great benefit to people of all backgrounds—as has been demonstrated time and again in Joan Halifax’s decades of work with the dying and their caregivers. Inspired by traditional Buddhist teachings, her work is a source of wisdom for all those who are charged with a dying person’s care, facing their own death, or wishing to explore and contemplate the transformative power of the dying process. Her teachings affirm that we can open and contact our inner strength, and that we can help others who are suffering to do the same.

Talking with Children about Loss

Talking with Children about Loss Author Maria Trozzi
ISBN-10 0399525432
Release 1999
Pages 311
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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.

Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers

Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers Author Earl A. Grollman
ISBN-10 9780807095706
Release 2014-02-18
Pages 164
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If you are a teenager whose friend or relative has died, this book was written for you. Earl A. Grollman, the award-winning author of Living When a Loved One Has Died, explains what to expect when you lose someone you love.

Joe Gould s Teeth

Joe Gould s Teeth Author Jill Lepore
ISBN-10 9781101971796
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 235
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"A "New Yorker" staff writer and Harvard historian chronicles the discovery of Joe Gould's long-lost manuscript, "The Oral History of Our Time," and of the violence, betrayals, and madness that led to its concealment,"--NoveList.

Meetings at the Edge

Meetings at the Edge Author Stephen Levine
ISBN-10 9780307773685
Release 2010-12-08
Pages 268
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Based on his extensive counseling work with the terminally ill, Levine's book integrates death into the context of life with compassion, skill, and hope. Capturing the range of emotions and challenges that accompany the dying process, he offers unique support to readers dealing with this difficult experience. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions Author Bill Dedman
ISBN-10 9780345534538
Release 2014
Pages 470
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A cousin of Huguette Clark and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist trace the life of the reclusive American heiress against a backdrop of the now-infamous W. A. Clark family and include coverage of the internet sensation and elder-abuse investigation that occurred at the end of her life.

A Is for American

A Is for American Author Jill Lepore
ISBN-10 9780307424389
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 256
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What ties Americans to one another? What unifies a nation of citizens with different racial, religious and ethnic backgrounds? These were the dilemmas faced by Americans in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as they sought ways to bind the newly United States together. In A is for American, award-winning historian Jill Lepore portrays seven men who turned to language to help shape a new nation’s character and boundaries. From Noah Webster’s attempts to standardize American spelling, to Alexander Graham Bell’s use of “Visible Speech” to help teach the deaf to talk, to Sequoyah’s development of a Cherokee syllabary as a means of preserving his people’s independence, these stories form a compelling portrait of a developing nation’s struggles. Lepore brilliantly explores the personalities, work, and influence of these figures, seven men driven by radically different aims and temperaments. Through these superbly told stories, she chronicles the challenges faced by a young country trying to unify its diverse people. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue Author Meryl Gordon
ISBN-10 9781455512645
Release 2014-05-27
Pages 400
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Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father William Andrews Clark, was a copper magnate, the second richest man in America, and not above bribing his way into the Senate. Huguette attended the coronation of King George V. And at twenty-two with a personal fortune of $50 million to her name, she married a Princeton man and childhood friend William MacDonald Gower. Two-years later the couple divorced. After a series of failed romances, Huguette began to withdraw from society--first living with her mother in a kind of Grey Gardens isolation then as a modern-day Miss Havisham, spending her days in a vast apartment overlooking Central Park, eating crackers and watching The Flintstones with only servants for company. All her money and all her real estate could not protect her in her later life from being manipulated by shady hangers-on and hospitals that were only too happy to admit (and bill) a healthy woman. But what happened to Huguette that turned a vivacious, young socialite into a recluse? And what was her life like inside that gilded, copper cage?

The Story of America

The Story of America Author Jill Lepore
ISBN-10 9780691153995
Release 2012
Pages 416
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Examines the origins of dozens of writings, speeches, and other printed pieces from American history--from paper ballots and the Constitution to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" and Barack Obama's 2009 inaugural address.

House of Versace

House of Versace Author Deborah Ball
ISBN-10 9780307406521
Release 2011-01-04
Pages 343
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An unauthorized chronicle of the rise of the influential fashion entrepreneur reveals family secrets pertaining to the crimes, tragedies, and intense rivalries that shaped his career, offering insight into the ongoing struggle to maintain his legacy after his death.