By Sean B. Carroll
Publish yr note: First released in 2008
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 catalyze genius.
In the spring of 1940, the aspiring yet unknown author Albert Camus and budding scientist Jacques Monod have been quietly pursuing usual, separate lives in Paris. After the German invasion and career of France, each one joined the Resistance to assist release the rustic from the Nazis, ascended to sought after, harmful roles, and have been very fortunate to outlive. After the warfare and during twists of situation, they turned associates, and during their passionate decision 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Drawing upon a wealth of formerly unpublished and unknown fabric accrued over numerous years of analysis, Brave Genius tells the tale of the way each one guy continued the main negative episode of the 20 th century after which blossomed into terribly artistic and engaged participants. it's a tale of the transformation of standard lives into unparalleled lives by means of amazing events--of braveness within the face of overwhelming adversity, the flowering of artistic genius, deep friendship, and of profound obstacle for and perception into the human condition.
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