The author of more than 40 books, acclaimed historian Paul Johnson also writes for Forbes and theSpectator. With Darwin, Johnson sheds new light on a man many regard as the most influential scientist in history. Darwin's theories of evolution transformed the world's view of biology. Here, in meticulous detail, Johnson describes Darwin's brilliance and the unfortunate circumstances that compelled him to support the eugenics movement.
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"Charles Darwin's career was shaped by his class, religion, and prejudice. His father and both grandfathers were brilliant and wealthy, which allowed him to study without worrying about money; he witnessed zealous mobs attack the chemist Joseph Priestly and saw his favorite daughter die in childhood, events that left him questioning the idea of a compassionate God; and his belief in superior and inferior races colored his thinking about natural selection. The author explores all three of these factors in this biography. John Curless is an engaging narrator whose English accent adds a nice touch. His pace is good, with slight variations based on the solemnity of the passage. Pauses are well timed, and the author doesn't bury the listener with detail, keeping the narrative flowing. R.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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