The Double Helix

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Author(s): 
James D. Watson with Andrew Berry
Publisher: 
NAL/Dutton
Publication date: 
1976

 

ISBN 0451627873 - $6.99

This classic biography reads like a detective novel and like a gossip column. When it was first published in 1968, it was considered scandalous (and consequently rocketed to the top of the best seller's lists). In the book Watson seems to spend an equal amount of time trying to find a girlfriend and trying to make the biggest scientific discovery of the twentieth century. Watson wrote so frankly that some of his colleagues didn't speak to him for years. (His running title of the book had been "Honest Jim," ).

 

 

 

Reviewed by: 
Jim DeKloe

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