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New book by James Watson: Perfect for anyone who has ever learned something from a father
Date:6/5/2014

dds to our understanding of the author, the towering scientist and always distinctive personality." Anthony Badger, Mellon Professor of History at Cambridge University, states that "This memoir of his father [and forebears] ... is crucial to understanding the form of scientist that Jim Watson has become. At a time when American politics is wracked by a seemingly remorseless anti-intellectual fundamentalism, the appeal to reason of Watson, father and son, should be cherished".

Always iconoclastic, in both science and literature, Watson has written his autobiography in installments, beginning with the now classic The Double Helix, followed by Genes, Girls, and Gamow and Avoid Boring People. With its portraits of many memorable characters, illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and period documents, Father To Son brilliantly illuminates the fundamental truth that who we become as individuals is determined by both our genetic and cultural heritage.


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