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The Curious Life of Robert Hooke by Lisa Jardine
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Read 2 times. Last read June 1, 2021.

I was disappointed that Hooke’s life had successes but he never seemed to really enjoy it, and was always bitter towards rivals like Newton. He worked a lot with Christopher Wren on London post-1666-fire, but as with his sciences and Newton etc., his architecture strengths were overshadowed by Wren. He seemed to be highly intelligent and creative in his work, yet absolutely naive about dealing with others. Died with wealth, but living like a pauper. A bit sad and depressing, and not one I'd read again. That's why only 3 stars.

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