“Riveting . . . The 'genius’ of Paul Johnson’s biography of Charles Darwin is manifestly, impressively apparent [in his discussion of] On the Origin of Species.”
—Wall Street Journal
“Excellent and courageous.”
—Michael Flannery, author of Alfred Russel Wallace
“This little sketch reminds us why Darwin’s theory of natural selection endures and continues to provoke controversy.”
“This is a first-rate biography, one that brings Darwin and his ideas into brilliant focus.”
—History Book Club
"Characteristically pithy and incisive, the ever-popular Johnson offers a Darwin who will be much in demand."