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The American Way Of Death Revisited by Jessica Mitford
  

The American Way Of Death Revisited

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The American Way Of Death Revisited by Jessica Mitford

In the early 1960s this classic work of investigative journalism was a number one bestseller. The savage and hilarious analysis of America's funeral practices rocked the industry and shocked the public. This up-dated edition (revised just before the author's death) shows that if anything the industry has become more pernicious than ever in its assault on our practices and wallets. And it's an industry that - alas - sooner or later affects us all.

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Jessica Mitford believed in social justice, love, the absurdities of power and the vital importance of jokes. * John Mortimer * Subversive, aristocrat, mother, political activist, investigative journalist, writer ... sister and friend * Jon Snow * Macabre, disturbing, amusing * Time Out *


About the Author

Jessica Mitford (1917-1996), sister of Nancy Mitford, was born in England and emigrated to America in 1939. She wrote six books and enjoyed a splendid reputation as a muckraking journalist. She died in 1996 in Oakland, California.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd November 2000

Author

Jessica Mitford

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Publisher

Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Sociology: death & dying
Sociology: customs & traditions
Service industries

ISBN

9781860497629

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