Jan

10

 The "Bookshelf" column on p. A11 of today's Wall Street Journal reviews Barry Werth's Banquet at Delmonico's: Great Minds, the Gilded Age, and the Triumph of Evolution in America, which centers on Herbert Spencer's 1882 tour of America, culminating in a feast at Delmonico's.

Werth weaves profiles of leading figures of the Gilded Age as they relate to Spencer's application of Darwinian insights about evolution to political, economic and social life.


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