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Kevin Baker

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Kevin Baker is the author of the New York, City of Fire trilogy: Dreamland, Paradise Alley, and Strivers Row. Most recently, he's been writing about politics for Harper's Magazine and the New York Observer. ...more

Average rating: 3.68 · 15,064 ratings · 1,424 reviews · 67 distinct worksSimilar authors
Dreamland (City of Fire #1)

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Paradise Alley (City of Fir...

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Strivers Row (City of Fire #3)

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America the Ingenious: How ...

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The Big Crowd

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Sometimes You See It Coming

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America The Story of Us: An...

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AMERICA The Story of Us Boo...

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“All great world movements begin with a little knot of people who, in their individual lives, and in their relations to each other, realize the ideal that is to be...To live truth is better than to utter it. Isaiah would have prophesied in vain, had he not gathered round him a little band of disciples who lived according to his ideal...Again, what would the teachings of Jesus have amounted to had he not collected a body of disciples who made it their life-aim to put his teachings into practice? You will perhaps think I am laying out a mighty task far above your powers and aspirations. It is not so. Every great change in individual and social conditions begins small, among simple, earnest people, face to face with the facts of life. Ask yourselves seriously, 'Why should not the coming change begin with us?”
Kevin Baker, Dreamland

“If they but knew it, all men, some time or other, cherish the same feelings toward the abyss with me.”
Kevin Baker, Dreamland

“More daunting is the natural technology of the brain itself. True North can simulate 1 million neurons and 256 million synapses. The human brain has some 100 million neurons and maybe up to 1 quadrillion synapses—all of which it runs at just 1/40,000 of the power it takes to keep a personal computer humming.”
Kevin Baker, America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World

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