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400 Years Of Freethought
Samuel Porter Putnam
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson
Jennifer Michael Hecht
The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America
Paul E. Johnson, Sean Wilentz

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins I thought he was on much solider ground with genetics than with memetics. Dawkins doesn't go farther than using memes as a metaphor in this (as I understood it) -- others have run with it and turned them into something as supernatural as Sheldrake's morphic fields. Would be interesting for someone to trace the lineage of the idea and how it changed over time.