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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (412 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adam Gopnik Narrator: Adam Gopnik Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Written 200 years after Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln shared a birthday on February 12, 1809, this insightful account sheds new light on two men who changed the way we think about the meaning of life and death.

Award-winning journalist 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/19/2014

    " Darwin and Lincoln were born, worlds apart, on the same day. This book looks at how they both changed the worlds they lived in. The portions about Darwin were the best part of the book: those on Lincoln seemed trivial or forced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marcia | 2/17/2014

    " Thoroughly enjoyed Gopnik's study of Lincoln and Darwin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Iris | 2/4/2014

    " Though he was writing about 2 great men, the author himself was worth quoting on almost every page. I borrowed the book from a friend, but will be buying it to refer back to. This book would be great for US history students, or any student of biology. There was one line wherein Gopnik said "slavery no longer exists, at least not in the US or Great Britain" that I take issue with (the sex trade, unpaid and undocumented "domestic servants"), but otherwise the book was an uplifting and inspiring work on how to balance science, faith, and reason within an individual, citing two great historical figures as evidence. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by lynn | 2/4/2014

    " Gopnik really repeats himself a LOT. I was prepared to LOVE this book, and wanted to hear lots of personal details about Lincoln and Darwin's lives. The endless chapters on their speeches/writings just didn't tell me what I wanted to know. and he made rather grand assumptions about our familiarity with their writings. So it was just OK. "

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About the Author
Author Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik has been writing for the New Yorker since 1986. His work for the magazine has won the National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism and the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. From 1995 to 2000, Gopnik lived in Paris, where the newspaper Le Monde praised his “witty and Voltairean picture of French life.” He now lives in New York with his wife and their children.