• A dramatic and lucid biography of Gell-Mann, one of the true geniuses of the twentieth century.

    Daily Telegraph
  • Outstanding...enthralling.

    The Times
  • An everyday tale of scientific genius, of fiercely competitive boffins trying to publish before each other, of arrogant intelligence and dazzling science. As a primer for work in fundamental physics of the last half-century, it is a brilliant achievement: Johnson writes with assurance, lucidity and charm.

    Financial Times

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