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The American way of death revisited
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Published:
New York : Vintage Books, 2000.
Physical Desc:
xix, 296 pages ; 21 cm.
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Colonial Heights
393 M683 2000
McKinley
393 M683 2000
Rancho Cordova
393 M683 2000
Description
Only the scathing wit and searching intelligence of Jessica Mitford could turn an exposé of the American funeral industry into a book that is at once deadly serious and side-splittingly funny. When first published in 1963, this landmark of investigative journalism became a runaway bestseller and resulted in legislation to protect grieving families from the unscrupulous sales practices of those in "the dismal trade."
Just before her death in 1996, Mitford thoroughly revised and updated her classic study. The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the profession's lobbyists in Washington, inflated cremation costs, the telemarketing of pay-in-advance graves, and the effects of monopolies in a death-care industry now dominated by multinational corporations. With its hard-nosed consumer activism and a satiric vision out of Evelyn Waugh's novel The Loved One, The American Way of Death Revisited will not fail to inform, delight, and disturb.
"Brilliant—hilarious. . . . A must-read for anyone planning to throw a funeral in their lifetime."—New York Post
"Witty and penetrating—it speaks the truth."—The Washington Post
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Rev. ed.
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English
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0679771867, 9780679771869

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Includes index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mitford, J. (2000). The American way of death revisited. Rev. ed. New York, Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996. 2000. The American Way of Death Revisited. New York, Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996, The American Way of Death Revisited. New York, Vintage Books, 2000.

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Mitford, Jessica. The American Way of Death Revisited. Rev. ed. New York, Vintage Books, 2000.

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