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Rosalind Franklin by Brenda Maddox
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Jul 05, 2008

really liked it
Recommended to Anne by: Ricky
Recommended for: those who enjoy biographies, science or women's studies
Read in April, 2004

I don't normally like biographies, but I enjoyed this book. Perhaps because I can relate to Rosalind Franklin. There was one part in the book where the author mentions that Franklin was unable to talk about her life's passion (science) with her loved ones. That struck a chord with me since I am also a scientist and I'm very used to people not really caring about what I do for a living. Most people will ask, but I know after a certain point their eyes will glaze over and they'll stop caring. If I'm lucky they'll just smile and nod, if I'm unlucky they'll try to make me feel like a wierdo for being interested in this stuff. I can imagine that she shared the exact experience. Anyhow, the book was well written and throughtly discusses her relationship with Watson and Crick.
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