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User Review  - pramodghuge - LibraryThing

A very personal account by the author James Watson on how he and his colleague Francis Crick with the help of others beat Linus Pauling to win the coveted Nobel prize for identifying the structure of ... Read full review

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User Review  - ajlewis2 - LibraryThing

I read about a third of it. I found the story wandered and wasn't clear. His treatment of Rosalind Franklin sounded like something written in the 1950s. It was at that point that I decided the book ... Read full review

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User Review  - ambrose_rex - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this little book and found it had a quick, springy pace following the path of the author, Watson, and his friend Crick as they bounced around seeking greatness before 'unravelling the ... Read full review

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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

I cannot believe that I had not read this before. I had been carrying around my father's copy for twenty-five years but only just read it. It is a fascinating, exciting and sometimes even funny ... Read full review

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User Review  - MartyBriggs - LibraryThing

I read this as a teenager, and loved it then! In addition to the science, it tells a lot about the culture of scientific research and the personalities of the scientists. Read full review

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User Review  - NielsenGW - LibraryThing

Before 1952, no knew what DNA looked like. Isolated chemically in 1869 by Friedrich Miescher, no one had been able to come up with its definitive structure. But a single X-ray diffraction image taken ... Read full review

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User Review  - amarcobio - LibraryThing

Watson's account has been largely critizised. However, this book is what it is, a very personal account with a touch of fiction and a lot of drama. I may think (as many of us) that Watson is an arrogant unbearable chap, but this book is still a great read. Read full review

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User Review  - nittnut - LibraryThing

Excellent book. Reads like a novel. Highly recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - jculkin - LibraryThing

Ridiculously exciting. A peak into the life of Cambridge as it was. Inspiring! Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

What a delightful surprise after all of my other dry, technical class assignments. Read full review


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