The NYT BR calls The Strangest Man, a biography of Paul Dirac, a mathematical physicist and the youngest theoretician to receive the Nobel Prize, “a gift,” saying it is both “wonderfully written” and “a thought-provoking meditation on human achievement, limitations and the relations between the two.”

Booklist, Library Journal and Publishers Weekly were all equally rhapsodic. The book is on order in small quantities in most large libraries, with some holds.

The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom
Graham Farmelo
Retail Price: $29.95
Hardcover: 560 pages
Publisher: Basic Books – (2009-08-25)
ISBN / EAN: 0465018270 / 9780465018277

Downloadable ebook available from OverDrive.

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