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James Gleick does a great job exposing the brilliant mind of Richard Feynman and his life journey.
I certainly recommend this book to anyone interested in Feynman or 20th-century physics, or who just enjoys reading a well-written biography of an interesting person.
Gleick's conception of physics is quite accurate, and his writing style is sufficiently colourful, that this is one of the few books I always go back for passages.
Genius by James Gleick
March 31, 2015
Ed. note: response to request from Amazon for evaluation of book
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