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Thinkers is a guided tour through twenty great works and the minds behind them, providing the inspiration and enthusiasm that will encourage both young adult and adult readers to learn to think about thinking and the way the mind works.

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Thinkers is a guided tour through a vast array of great works and the minds behind them, providing the inspiration and enthusiasm that will encourage both young adult and adult readers to learn to think about thinking and the way the mind works.

In each chapter, Michael discusses an author’s work along with the author, providing quotes from the work and valuable insight into the mind behind the creation.

The authors and their works profiled in the twenty essays are:

  1. Charles Van Doren, A History of Knowledge
  2. Sir Kenneth Clarke, Civilisation
  3. Richard Preston, The Hot Zone
  4. Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time
  5. George Eliot, Middlemarch
  6. Daniel J. Boorstin, The Creators
  7. Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels
  8. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
  9. Vasari, The Lives of the Artists
  10. James Burke, The Day the Universe Changed
  11. A.C. Bradley, Shakespearean Tragedy
  12. Kaye Gibbons, Ellen Foster
  13. Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
  14. Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  15. Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
  16. Kate Chopin, The Awakening
  17. Eugene O’Neill, Long Day’s Journey into Night
  18. Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World
  19. Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
  20. Frederick Douglass, The Narrative of Frederick Douglass

Details

Category
Other MCT Books
Edition
Third
Ages
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Parents & Other Caregivers, Teachers & Schools
Grades
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects
MCT Language Arts
Pages
209
ISBN
978-0-88092-218-0
Order Code
2184