Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion (Paperback)
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Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 03/10/2006
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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.

Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
ISBN: 9780465075102
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The Pulitzer Prize--winning book that is "quite simply the best book ever written on the Scopes Trial and its place in American history and myth" -- Ronald L. Numbers
"Larson unlocks the past and renders it gracefully accessible in a narrative style that is easy to follow, despite the complexity of the intellectual currents and counter-currents of his theme."
"[Larson's] careful and evenhanded analysis dispels the mythologies and caricatures in film and stage versions of the trial, leaving us with a far clearer picture of the cultural warfare that still periodically erupts in our classes and courts."

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