Brave Genius: 2of4: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Sean B. Carroll (Author), Byron Wagner (Narrator), Pitchstone Publishing (Publisher)

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Photo: The ruins of Oradour-sur-Glane, in the Limousin region of the Massif Central
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Oradour-sur Glane - the street outside the childrens' school, which is to the right. This is a photograph which I took during a visit to the French village Oradour-sur-Glane on June 11 2004, exactly 60 years after its destruction by the German army during World War II.


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Brave Genius: 2of4: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged  Sean B. Carroll (Author), Byron Wagner (Narrator), Pitchstone Publishing (Publisher)


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In the spring of 1940, the aspiring but unknown writer Albert Camus and budding scientist Jacques Monod were quietly pursuing ordinary, separate lives in Paris. After the German invasion and occupation of France, each joined the Resistance to help liberate the country from the Nazis and ascended to prominent, dangerous roles. After the war and through twists of circumstance, they became friends, and through their passionate determination and rare talent they emerged as leading voices of modern literature and biology, each receiving the Nobel Prize in their respective fields. 

Drawing upon a wealth of previously unpublished and unknown material gathered over several years of research, Brave Genius tells the story of how each man endured the most terrible episode of the 20th century and then blossomed into extraordinarily creative and engaged individuals. It is a story of the transformation of ordinary lives into exceptional lives by extraordinary events - of courage in the face of overwhelming adversity, the flowering of creative genius, deep friendship, and of profound concern for and insight into the human condition.