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Eminent historian Paul Johnson provides a rich, succinct portrait of Charles Darwin.

Charles Darwin is arguably the most influential scientist of all time. His Origin of Species forever changed our concept of the world’s creation, and his revolutionary career is the perfect vehicle for historian Paul Johnson. Marked by the insightful observation, spectacular wit, and highly readable prose for which Johnson is so well regarded, Darwin brings the gentleman-scientist and his times brilliantly into focus. From Darwin’s birth into great fortune to his voyage aboard the Beagle to the long-delayed publication of his masterpiece, Johnson delves into what made this Victorian gentleman into a visionary scientist—and into the tragic flaws that later led Darwin to support the burgeoning eugenics movement.

Johnson’s many admirers as well as history and science buffs will be grateful for this superb account of Darwin and the everlasting impact of his discoveries.

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  • “Reminds us why Darwin’s theory of natural selection endures and continues to provoke controversy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Provocative…characteristically pithy and incisive, the ever-popular Johnson offers a Darwin who will be much in demand.”


  • “A probing, well-written overview of Darwin’s impact.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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