- Hardcover: 193 pages
- Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 1 edition (September 28, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0879697008
- ISBN-13: 978-0879697006
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.8 x 6.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,026,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Writing Life of James D. Watson 1st Edition
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However, Friedberg defangs his own intent in his foreword when he says that "I do not attempt to deconstruct Watson's literary style and influences or to probe his beliefs and innovations". Furthermore, he actually partly contradicts this statement in the opening chapter, where he talks about Watson being surrounded by good books in his childhood, for example. The tone of discussion of Watson's major textbooks is fairly adulatory, if in a dry, understated way. Given that Watson was still very much around and influential at the time of Friedberg writing this book, and that this book is published from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, even though he states that Watson did not interfere or intrude in any way with the book's production or content, Friedberg understandably knows which side his bread is buttered on with respect to any sort of 'criticism'.Read more ›