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My Sister Rosalind Franklin: A Family Memoir Hardcover – April 30, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1ST edition (April 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199699623
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199699629
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,117,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Jenifer Glynn has written a wonderful book - essential reading for all who are interested in Rosalind or the DNA story." --Brenda Maddox, author of Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

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Jenifer Glynn read History at Cambridge and is the author of several books, including Prince of Publishers (1986), about the Victorian publisher George Smith, and The Pioneering Garretts: breaking the barriers for women (2008).

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jerry G. Walls on December 31, 2013
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Each semester I typically assign my A&P students (mostly nursing) a couple of writing assignments, and one almost always is on Rosalind Franklin. The references they dig up are generally about the determination of DNA structure and the struggles with coworkers, and are either coldly factual or highly biased based on the Sayre book. Jenifer Glynn's book opens a different perspective on Franklin as a living person that I suspect many of my students will enjoy and appreciate. The book does not dwell overmuch on DNA or the feminist politics of other books but seems to present a much more balanced story of a real person who died much too young. As Franklin's younger sister, Glynn is in a position to give new (to me anyway) information on Franklin in her school years and also in the tormented years while working with Wilkins, as well as insights on how Franklin would probably not approve of how she is now being idealized as a feminist icon. Not a large book or a very scientific one (it's clear from the beginning that the science of DNA and viruses will not be the main topic), but a very good read that makes Franklin more real than anything else I've read.
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This touching, beautifully written book is exactly what the author says it is: a family memoir. Based largely on family letters and her own memories, the author gives us a very human portrait of her complicated sister, whose work the family never understood, but whose joys and sorrows they always shared. The author does not discuss science in detail but does give us much-needed perspective on it. We see here (but rarely elsewhere) that Rosalind Franklin's work on DNA was a short episode in her career and that her earlier work on coal and later work on viruses were both appreciated and acknowledged in her lifetime.
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Candid and reasonably thruthful, probably only slightly biased
Would recoomend it only to people interested in the DNA saga and/history of science
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hotty on September 25, 2013
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HI, I am Hannah and I am working on a project for school about Rosalind and this book really helped me! I thank Jennifer Glynn. I am in 6th grade. I also thank Rosalind. P.S. to my fellow school students, I am not copying the information! P.P.S. you are in my report Jennifer. You can contact me at cgirvines@hotmail.com. and say it is to me.
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