The Voice of Genius: Conversations with Nobel Scientists and Other Luminaries

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In this unique book, celebrated biographer Denis Brian draws on some of the greatest scientific minds of the twentieth century, in pursuit of their distinct views on life, knowledge, and the cosmos. A provocative and revealing interviewer, Brian weaves together the insights and personal stories of a stellar cast of Nobel Prize winners and other luminaries, including Linus Pauling's ill-fated support of Vitamin C as a cure for cancer, Ashley Montagu's explanation of why the sex drive is not innate, and various ...

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Overview

In this unique book, celebrated biographer Denis Brian draws on some of the greatest scientific minds of the twentieth century, in pursuit of their distinct views on life, knowledge, and the cosmos. A provocative and revealing interviewer, Brian weaves together the insights and personal stories of a stellar cast of Nobel Prize winners and other luminaries, including Linus Pauling's ill-fated support of Vitamin C as a cure for cancer, Ashley Montagu's explanation of why the sex drive is not innate, and various personal recollections of the making of the atomic bomb, Heisenberg's role in Nazi Germany, and the spy case of Klaus Fuchs.

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Editorial Reviews

The New Yorker
Master of the art of the interview, Brian gets his subjects conversing iwth a lively clarity.
Kirkus Reviews
Brian is an excellent interviewer...[This book is] well written, provocative, and full of interesting portraits of the leading thinkers of our age.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738204475
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 1/11/2001
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Denis Brian is an acclaimed biographer, journalist, novelist, and playwright. He is the author of twelve books, including Einstein: A Life, The True Gen: An Intimate Portrait of Hemingway by Those Who Knew Him Best, and the forthcoming Joseph Pulitzer and His "Indegoddampendent" World. He lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2001

    Monkeys on the lose!!!!!!!!!!

    Wooo Ho HO Ho. This book is AWSOME!!!!!!!!! It is exciting and I couldn't put it down!!!!!!!!

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