Books: Scientific Autobiography

BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD—J. W. N. Sullivan—Knopf. Few U. S. writers on science approach the authority and lucid readableness of England's Bertrand Russell and John William Navin Sullivan. Laymen curious about what science is up to can turn with reasonable hopefulness to Russell's The A B C of Atoms, Sullivan's Three Men Discuss Relativity. In this brief (220-page), disarming autobiography, Journalist Sullivan, calling himself Julian Shaughnessy, explains about himself with the same simple sincerity he uses to explain Bach or Bohr. Realistic, humble, Sullivan calls popular works on science...

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