Summer for the Gods by Edward J. Larson
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Summer for the Gods
By Edward J. Larson

Summer for the Gods

The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion

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Summer for the Gods by Edward J. Larson

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In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the 20th century's most contentious dramas: the Scopes trial that pit William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes into a famous debate over science, religion, and their place in public education That trial marked the start of a battle that continues to this day-in Dover, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Cobb County, Georgia, and many other cities and states throughout the country. Edward Larson's classic, Summer for the Gods, received the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1998 and is the single most authoritative account of a pivotal event whose combatants remain at odds in school districts and courtrooms. For this edition, Larson has added a new preface that assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution, and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465075102
ISBN-10: 046507510X
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Trial and Error by Edward J. Larson Trial and Error, Hardback (February 2003)

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Evolution's Workshop by Edward J. Larson Evolution's Workshop, Paperback (March 2002)

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Author Biography - Edward J. Larson

Edward J. Larson is a professor with a joint appointment in history and law at the University of Georgia. A graduate of Williams College and Harvard Law School, he received his doctorate in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is also the author of Evolution's Workshop: God and Science on the Galapagos Islands and lives in Athens, Georgia.

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