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We call it "The Pill." Author Jonathan Eig (Luckiest Man; Get Capone) calls oral contraceptives "the only product in American history so powerful that it needed no name." The Pill carries the barest of monikers, but the story of the genesis of this major scientific discovery is not simply told. Fortunately, Eng's The Birth of the Pill tells it well, describing its four prime movers and how their individual commitments coalesced. Each of this unlikely group had a dynamic, even eccentric personality: fervent feminist Margaret Sanger; heiress Katharine McCormick; brilliant scientist Gregory Pincus; and John Rock, a Catholic doctor who defied his own church. A readable account; certain to receive major media attention.