Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize

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Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize, CARROLL, Sean B. Published by Crown, 2013. First Edition. Purple boards, white spine titles. In fine condition without tears, folds or marks except for small remainder dot bottom edge. Unclipped dust jacket has light wear only. In the spring of 1940, the aspiring but unknown writer ALBERT CAMUS and budding scientist JACQUES MONOD were quietly pursuing ordinary, separate lives in Paris. After the German invasion and occupation of France, each joined the Resistance to help liberate the country from the Nazis, ascended to prominent, dangerous roles, and were very lucky to survive. After the war and through twists of circumstance, they became friends, and through their passionate determination and rare talent they emerged as leading voices of modern literature and biology, each receiving the Nobel Prize in their respective fields. 001758 $16

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