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Angels and ages : a short book about Darwin, Lincoln, and modern life

Author: Adam Gopnik
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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On February 12, 1809, two men were born an ocean apart: Abraham Lincoln in a one-room Kentucky log cabin; Charles Darwin on an English country estate. Each would see his life's work inspire a stark change in mankind's understanding of itself. In this bicentennial twin portrait, Adam Gopnik shows how these two giants, who never met, altered the way we think about death and time--about the very nature of earthly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Gopnik
ISBN: 9780307270788 0307270785
OCLC Number: 229026785
Description: 211 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Angels & ages --
Lincoln's mind --
Darwin's eye --
Lincoln in history --
Darwin in time --
Ages & angels.
Responsibility: Adam Gopnik.
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On February 12, 1809, two men were born an ocean apart: Abraham Lincoln in a one-room Kentucky log cabin; Charles Darwin on an English country estate. Each would see his life's work inspire a stark change in mankind's understanding of itself. In this bicentennial twin portrait, Adam Gopnik shows how these two giants, who never met, altered the way we think about death and time--about the very nature of earthly existence.

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