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Banquet at Delmonico's : great minds, the Gilded Age, and the triumph of evolution in America

Author: Barry Werth
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws readers inside the circle of philosophers, scientists, politicians, businessmen, clergymen, and scholars who brought Charles Darwin's controversial ideas to America in the crucial years after the Civil War. Prominent among these men were the English philosopher Herbert Spencer, industrialist Andrew Carnegie, clergyman Henry Ward Beecher, and political reformer Carl Schurz.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Werth, Barry.
Banquet at Delmonico's.
New York : Random House, c2009
(OCoLC)609226330
Named Person: Herbert Spencer; Charles Darwin; Herbert Spencer; Herbert Spencer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Werth
ISBN: 9781400067787 1400067782 9781588367983 1588367983
OCLC Number: 226037314
Description: xxxi, 362 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: New York, November 8, 1882 --
Cambridge, 1871 --
New Haven, 1872 --
New York, 1873 --
New Haven, 1874 --
Brooklyn, 1875 --
Washington, 1876 --
Baltimore, 1877 --
Brooklyn, 1878 --
French Riviera, 1879 --
Washington, 1880 --
New York, 1881 --
New York, 1882.
Responsibility: Barry Werth.
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Draws readers inside the circle of philosophers, scientists, politicians, businessmen, clergymen, and scholars who brought Charles Darwin's controversial ideas to America in the crucial years after the Civil War. Prominent among these men were the English philosopher Herbert Spencer, industrialist Andrew Carnegie, clergyman Henry Ward Beecher, and political reformer Carl Schurz.

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