NPR Interviews Thomas Laqueur on the Work of the Dead

December 16, 2015
The Work of the Dead Book Cover

Helen Fawcett Professor of History Thomas Laqueur was recently interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air. He discussed his latest book, The Work of the Dead, which offers a richly detailed account of how and why the living have cared for the dead, from antiquity to the twentieth century. The interview may be heard on the Fresh Air website.

Professor Laqueur will be the featured author as part of the April 20, 2016 noontime Berkeley Book Chats series, held at the Townsend Center.