• "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