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

Author(s): Gopnik, Adam
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Subjects: Presidents--United States--Biography
Civilization, Modern
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Influence
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882--Influence
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: 211 p. ; 25 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2008036224
ISBN: 9780307270788 :$24.95
ISBN: 0307270785 :$24.95
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-211)
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
OCLC Number: 229026785
ISBN/ISSN: 9780307270788