Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Three Bicentennial Birthdays

2009 is the year for three significant bicentennial birthdays: Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, and Edgar Allan Poe. Lincoln and Darwin were even born on the same day, February 12th, 1809. Poe was born on January 19th, 1809. The library has a number of books relating to each of these men in the areas of history, science and literature.

There are literally thousands of books in print about Abraham Lincoln. Here are some of Perrot’s most recent acquisitions:

The library has three copies of Darwin’s own famous publication, The Origin of Species. Other titles on Darwin include:

Also of note, a recent book called Angels and Ages, a short book about Lincoln, Darwin and Modern Life by Adam Gopnik, which is a bicentennial twin portrait of two men who changed the way we think “about death and time.”

Edgar Allan Poe, though best known as a writer of macabre short stories, was also a poet, editor and literary critic. Here are some books at Perrot for you to try:

Some of these books are on display in the library, so be sure to ask at the Reference Desk if you do not find them on the shelves.

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