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Helping him was Sir Lawrence Bragg , the director of the Cavendish . For almost
forty years Bragg , a Nobel Prize winner and one of the founders of
crystallography , had been watching X - ray diffraction methods solve structures
of ever ...
On the other hand , Francis found it impossible to believe that Bragg could have
been so dense as to have missed his oft - repeated idea , and he as much as told
Bragg this . Further conversation became impossible , and in less than ten ...
Bragg in fact was still bothered by the fiasco . It hurt his pride at a tender point .
There had been previous encounters with Pauling , stretching over a twenty - five
- year interval . All too often Linus had got there first . Even Francis was
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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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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