Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring by Sean B. Carroll

By Sean B. Carroll

The never-before-told account of the intersection of a few of the main insightful minds of the 20 th century, and a desirable examine how struggle, resistance, and friendship can catalyse genius.

In the spring of 1940, the aspiring yet unknown author Albert Camus and budding scientist Jacques Monod have been quietly pursuing traditional, separate lives in Paris. After the German invasion and profession of France, every one joined the Resistance to aid release the rustic from the Nazis, ascended to well-liked, risky roles, and have been very fortunate to outlive. After the warfare and during twists of condition, they turned buddies, and during their passionate choice and infrequent expertise they emerged as top voices of contemporary literature and biology, each one receiving the Nobel Prize of their respective fields.

Drawing upon a wealth of formerly unpublished and unknown fabric collected over a number of years of analysis, courageous Genius tells the tale of ways each one guy continued the main poor episode of the 20 th century after which blossomed into terribly artistic and engaged participants. it's a tale of the transformation of normal lives into unparalleled lives by way of notable events--of braveness within the face of overwhelming adversity, the flowering of inventive genius, deep friendship, and of profound quandary for and perception into the human .

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