Adam Gopnik - Author, Angels & Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life

"Adam Gopnik , Author, Angels & Ages

This award-winning journalist speaks with singular wit, eloquence and insight on modern life and culture. Adam writes long essays on big thinkers for The New Yorker magazine and he has a genius for bringing these people and their ideas to life in his presentations, for communicating the emotions behind ideas, and the feelings that ideas evoke in us, and their relevance to modern life. His most recent book embodies this gift for using historical biography to explore the way we live today. ÒAngels & Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern LifeÓ looks at the birth of the modern era through the lives of two extraordinary people born within hours of each other exactly 200 years ago this year. Adam also writes in another genre, what he calls Ôcomic-personal essaysÕÑfunny and touching stories about the 'domestic pleasures'Ñhow families live (especially his own family) in the storied cities of Paris and New York. His previous book, Through the Children's Gate, is a meditation on hope, as his family, his city and his country live through and past the events of 9/ll.."

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