Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of Galileo's daughter, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has written a biography unlike any other of the man Albert Einstein called "the father of modern physics- indeed of modern science altogether." Galileo's Daughter also presents a stunning portrait of a person hitherto lost to history, described by her father as "a woman of exquisite mind, singular goodness, and most tenderly attached to me."
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Maybe it's because I'm a woman, but I just couldn't get into this book the way I'd hoped. I thought it might be like Robert Harris' Imperium, but it was ultimately more about male bonding rituals and soldier training experiences I can't relate to or fully appreciate. If you're looking for gripping historical fiction that covers a similar time period, try Imperium.
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