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The Resource Angels and ages : a short book about Lincoln, Darwin, and modern life, Adam Gopnik

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

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Angels and ages : a short book about Lincoln, Darwin, and modern life
Title
Angels and ages
Title remainder
a short book about Lincoln, Darwin, and modern life
Statement of responsibility
Adam Gopnik
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Written 200 years after Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln shared a birthday on February 12, 1809, this account sheds new light on two men who changed the way we think about the meaning of life and death. Adam Gopnik's unique perspective, combined with previously unexplored stories and figures, reveals two men planted firmly at the roots of modern views and liberal values
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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293541
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gopnik, Adam
Dewey number
973.7092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.G67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Naturalists
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Liberalism
Target audience
adult
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a short book about Lincoln, Darwin, and modern life
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Angels and ages : a short book about Lincoln, Darwin, and modern life, Adam Gopnik
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ocn229026785
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780307270788
Lccn
2008036224
System control number
(OCoLC)229026785
Label
Angels and ages : a short book about Lincoln, Darwin, and modern life, Adam Gopnik
Link
Publication
Control code
ocn229026785
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780307270788
Lccn
2008036224
System control number
(OCoLC)229026785

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