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The Kingdom of Speech

(2016)
A non fiction book by

 
 
The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong.

Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. The Kingdom of Speech is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech - not evolution - is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements.

From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hardwired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zigzags of Darwinism, old and neo, and finds it irrelevant here in the Kingdom of Speech.



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August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Kingdom of Speech
Author(s): Tom Wolfe
ISBN: 0-316-40462-4 / 978-0-316-40462-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Kingdom of Speech
Author(s): Tom Wolfe
ISBN: 0-316-26996-4 / 978-0-316-26996-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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August 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Kingdom of Speech
Author(s): Tom Wolfe
ISBN: 1-911214-19-5 / 978-1-911214-19-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

December 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kingdom of Speech
Author(s): Tom Wolfe
ISBN: 0-316-40463-2 / 978-0-316-40463-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kingdom of Speech
Author(s): Tom Wolfe
ISBN: 1-78470-489-X / 978-1-78470-489-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Kingdom of Speech
Author(s): Tom Wolfe
ISBN: 1-4789-5316-0 / 978-1-4789-5316-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Kingdom of Speech Lib/E
Author(s): Tom Wolfe
ISBN: 1-4789-6583-5 / 978-1-4789-6583-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
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August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Kingdom of Speech
Author(s): Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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August 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Kingdom of Speech
Author(s): Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Kingdom of Speech
Author(s): Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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August 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Kingdom of Speech
Author(s): Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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