Brave Genius: 3of4: 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: Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1989-107-24 / Koll / CC-BY-SA 3.0

For documentary purposes the German Federal Archive often retained the original image captions, which may be erroneous, biased, obsolete or politically extreme. This description has been identified as biased or incorrect: Original Nazi propaganda description Der rote Maquis in Frankreich Bei einer Aktion gegen die Terroristen in Frankreich wurden zahlreiche Gefangene eingebracht. Unter ihnen befinden sich viele verbrecherische Naturen, die Morde, Raubüberfälle, Eisenbahnattentate usw. auf dem Gewissen haben. Die werden bewacht von Angehörigen der franz. Miliz, die Schulter an Schulter mit deutschen Soldaten gegen den Bolschewismus kämpfen. Foto: Kriegsberichter Koll

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Brave Genius: 3of4: 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Drawing upon a wealth of previously unpublished and unknown material gathered over several years of research, Brave Genius tells the story of how each man endured the most terrible episode of the 20th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.