Angels and Ages

Angels and Ages

A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307270788
0307270785
Branch Call Number: 973.7092 G647A 2009
Characteristics: 211 p. ; 24 cm

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Jill1and2
May 26, 2017

Exceptional. Clever way of writing about 2 giants of the 1800s in one easy-to-read book.

WVMLStaffPicks Sep 19, 2014

Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were both born on February 12, 1809. By the time each had died, the world as we knew it had changed considerably, in no small part due to these two men. A thought provoking and well researched bicentennial twin portrait of two giants who never met, yet altered the way we think about death and time.

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Sep 19, 2014

This is one of the best nonfiction books I have read. After finishing it, went back to start reading over again key passages I had flagged, to savour how well thought out and expressed Adam Kopnik has outlined the importance of these two men to modern politics and science.

rsgordon Jul 10, 2012

Gopnik offers a wide array of anedotes mixed with his own views of Lincoln and Darwin.

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