Eric Hanson

Exclusive: Decoding the Numbers in Eric Hanson’s A Book of Ages


“When I was in my late 20s I wondered if you could draw a roadmap from the accumulated events of people’s lives,” explains Eric Hanson, author of A Book of Ages: An Eccentric Miscellany of Great and Offbeat Moments in the Lives of the Famous and Infamous, Ages 1 to 100. “So I began collecting data. When explorers and scientists made their great discoveries. When artists created their great works. When poets met their muses. I organized it all by year of age and it turned into a book.” Find a selection of some of the most interesting ages in cultural history excerpted from his book after the… Read More