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Happiness: A History is a beautiful book for people who enjoy reading.
I particularly liked the last part of the book, with McMahon pointing out the relevance of Huxley's Brave New World in our own world today.
Darrin McMahon's book Happiness would have been the perfect capstone - or perhaps appetizer - for the course.
An excellent and comprehensive survey of how happiness has been viewed throughout the history of Western civilization. Read morePublished 1 month ago by bronx book nerd
3 stars because it's NOT in kindle yet. I keep waiting but it's NOT happening. WHY?? PUT THIS BOOK IN KINDLE PLEASE. As to the book, it's excellent. Read morePublished 4 months ago by SRE
As a writer/scholar, McMahon has carved out a niche somewhere between erudite academia and high-level journalism. He does write well and is clearly knowledgeable. Read morePublished 7 months ago by W. J. Reedy
A brilliantly conceived book that covers a lot of ground and offers many tantalizing insights.Published on September 19, 2009 by David George Moore
This is truly a fantastic read. But you have to dig into it to get the most out of it. It brings together three fantastic topics: Happiness, History and Philosophy. Read morePublished on September 7, 2009 by Brad the Dad
Professor McMahon's impressively researched historical work provides readers with a panoramic view of people's changing notions of "happiness". It is a heavy piece. Read morePublished on June 16, 2009 by Corazon Tiongson
Book was in excellent condition and came within anticipated time frame.
Would order from this seller again.
If I find a good book, I make a lot of notes. This is such a book. I made plenty of notes. What was new for me was the popularity of happiness books during the "dark" middle ages. Read morePublished on August 4, 2007 by Markku Ojanen
This is a terrific book, and an amusing, provocative, and delightfully lilting read. McMahon echoes the suggestion of Paul Johnson that Enlightenment rationalism's undermining of... Read morePublished on May 31, 2007 by G. Foster