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Trials of the Monkey An Accidental Memoir by Matthew Chapman

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Published by Picador .
Written in English


  • General,
  • United States - South - General,
  • Chapman, Matthew,
  • Darwin, Charles,
  • Journeys,
  • Scopes, John Thomas,
  • Travel / United States / South / General,
  • Trials, litigation, etc,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • 1809-1882,
  • 1950-,
  • Biography,
  • Chapman, Matthew,,
  • Darwin, Charles,,
  • Dayton,
  • Evolution (Biology),
  • Family,
  • Public opinion,
  • Screenwriters,
  • Tennessee,
  • Travel,
  • United States,
  • Biography/Autobiography

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages384
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9397680M
ISBN 100312300786
ISBN 109780312300784

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Trials of the Monkey combines travel writing and reportage, as Chapman records his encounters in the South, with history and the accidental memoir of a man full of mid-life doubts in a genre-breaking first book that is darkly funny, provocative and poignant. • In his book, Trials of the Monkey, Matthew Chapman, the great-great grandson of Charles Darwin, writes about his experiences traveling to American communities where the theory of. Here, though, the trial is merely the hook upon which Chapman hangs his own coming-of-age yarn in a book that’s largely about the evolution of particular Darwinian progeny. It’s the story of Chapman’s parents—his cool, clever father and his alcoholic, promiscuous mother—and it’s also his own story. Trials of the Monkey: An Accidental Memoir is one man's examination of personal faith and personal evolution, combining the author's memoirs with a discussion of the "Monkey Trial" wherein.

  The great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, British-born and reared Matthew Chapman, decided to capitalize on his birthright by using it to justify writing a book. "Trials of the Monkey" is candid, confessional, raunchy and learned — not four words usually used in the same sentence to describe a work of nonfiction. A newspaper editorial says, "Tennessee will be saved the ordeal of another trial in which a proud state is required to make a monkey of itself in a court of law." October In Epperson v. July 21 marks the anniversary of the verdict in one of the most important court cases in American religious history: The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes, or as it is commonly known, “The Scopes Monkey Trial.”This trial—which brought attention to the small town of Dayton, Tennessee—was an open and shut case of guilt. So what attracted so much attention? Books shelved as scopes-trial: Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson, Inher.

The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was an American legal case in July in which a high school teacher, John T. Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which had made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school. The trial was deliberately staged in order to Citation(s): None. The #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, named one of the best books of the year by The Boston Globe and National Geographic: acclaimed journalist Douglas Preston takes readers on a true adventure deep into the Honduran rainforest in this riveting narrative about the discovery of a lost civilization — culminating in a stunning medical mystery. A screenwriter and the great-great grandson of Charles Darwin, Chapman heads to Dayton, Tenn., the site of the Scopes Monkey Trial in As a longstanding atheist, he intends to write a sardonic. Monkey Drug trials of The monkey drug trials was where a big group of monkeys and rats were trained to inject themselves with drugs like alcohol, morphine, cocaine, and amphetamines. The reason they did this study was so they could prove that drugs are .