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- Free Press 2007; US$ 21.99
CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title "They could write like angels and scheme like demons." So begins Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Larson's masterful account of the wild ride that was the 1800 presidential election?an election so convulsive and so momentous to the future of American democracy that Thomas Jefferson would later dub it "America's second... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00
?I often said before starting, that I had no doubt I should frequently repent of the whole undertaking.? So wrote Charles Darwin aboard The Beagle , bound for the Galapagos Islands and what would arguably become the greatest and most controversial discovery in scientific history. But the theory of evolution did not spring full-blown from the head... more...
- Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 26.00
The teaching of Darwin's theories has been a controversial issue in American high schools for over a century. This study of the subject has been revised to include a chapter dealing with the continuation of the evolutionism versus creationism controversy in the 1980s. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 26.99
The debate over teaching evolution in the public schools remains one of the most emotionally charged controversies in twentieth-century America. The newly revised third edition of Trial and Error , Edward J. Larson's highly acclaimed study--which ranges from before the Scopes trial of 1925 to the creationism disputes of the 1980s--offers the first... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 19.95
George Washington was the unanimous choice of his fellow founders for president, and he is remembered to this day as an exceptional leader, but how exactly did this manifest itself during his lifetime? In George Washington, Nationalist, acclaimed author Edward J. Larson reveals the fascinating backstory of Washington?s leadership in... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 12.00
Introduction by Edward J. Larson ?Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of scientific inquiry, The Origin of Species sold out its first printing on the very day it was published in 1859. Theologians quickly labeled Charles Darwin the most dangerous man in England and, as the Saturday Review noted, the uproar over the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
In 1787, the American union was in disarray. The incompatible demands of the separate states threatened its existence; some states were even in danger of turning into the kind of tyranny they had so recently deposed. A truly national government was needed, one that could raise money, regulate commerce, and defend the states against foreign threats?without... more...