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From the PublisherRobert K. Merton The New York Times Book Review A fascinating case history...Describes the events that led up to one of the great biological discoveries of our time.
Jacob Bronowski The Nation No one could miss the excitement in this story of a great and beautiful discovery....The book communicates the spirit of science as no formal account has ever done....the sense of the future, the high spirits, and the rivalry and the guesses right and wrong, the surge of imagination and the test of fact.
Peter B. Medewar The New York Review of Books An enormous success...a classic.
Andre Lwoff Scientific American The history of a scientific endeavor, a true detective story that leaves the reader breathless from beginning to end.
Richard Feynman He has described admirably how it feels to have that frightening and beautiful experience of making a scientific discovery.
Philip Morrison Life Lively, wholly brash, full of sharp and sudden opinion, often at the edge of scandal.