Banquet at Delmonico's: Great Minds, the Gilded Age, and the Triumph of Evolution in America

Banquet at Delmonico's: Great Minds, the Gilded Age, and the Triumph of Evolution in America

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In Banquet at Delmonico’s, Barry Werth, the acclaimed author of The Scarlet Professor, 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.

The United States in the 1870s and ’80s was deep in turmoil–a brash young nation torn by a great depression, mired in scandal and corruption, rocked by crises in… (more)

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Publisher: Random House (January 06, 2009)

Format: EPUB

File size: 2.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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