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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (819 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard P. Feynman Narrator: Richard Poe and Johanna Parker Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Few scientists have enthralled more people than Richard P. Feynman, the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Six Easy Pieces and Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Beloved for his engaging character and zest for life, he is an American icon. In this selection of letters, Feynman's towering genius and singular personality shine like dazzling stars.

A brilliant physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, Feynman believed the excitement of discovery was matched by the bliss of sharing. That joy is evident here, whether Feynman's subject is quantum physics or the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The letters also show a personal side to this extraordinary man, a man who dearly loved his wife and enthusiastically shared his thoughts with those who sought them.

Most of Feynman's personal correspondence has remained private for years. Now, at long last, the most personal reflections of this fascinating man can be relished by all.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael | 2/17/2014

    " New layers of the Feynman persona are revealed here! A very vivid philosophy comes into a more personal perspective, an intimate and touching read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maggie | 2/4/2014

    " This book is composed of correspondence to and from Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize winning physicist. When he was very young he worked on the Manhattan Project and at the end of his career on the causes of the Challenger Space Shuttle accident, but in between he engaged his mind and curiousity and taught hundreds of students in a very engaging way. During his lifetime he was an excellent correspondent and, clearly, people saved his letters, so that today we are privileged to see the man he was -- intensely curious, generous, fun loving, encouraging to others, loving to his family, and never afraid to appear the fool or to fail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cassandra Silva | 2/2/2014

    " I am addicted to Feynman. Everything about him, everything he writes, anything about his life its a total addiction! Can't get enough. Surely your Joking Mr. Feynman was still the best though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ben | 1/21/2014

    " Very good read. I always like a new oppurunity to learn more about this curious character. However, something about this book felt wrong. Some of those letters should never have been made public. "

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