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Her Hidden Genius

A Novel

by Marie Benedict

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I had long been aware of Rosalind Franklin and her contribution to the 'discovery' of DNA, but this book clarified her pivotal role as well as providing an understanding of the woman herself. Benedict made the complex science of x-ray crystallography understandable for even a non-scientist. I have recommended it to all my friends, particularly those interested in the often-neglected area of women in science.
Charlene McSweeny

Her Hidden Genius
Marie Benedict has written another book about outstanding women who have been overlooked by our male dominated history.
Dr. Rosalind Franklin has discovered, through hours of tireless research, the double helix structure of DNA.
"Her Hidden Genius" relates how a brilliant woman scientist struggles to have her work recognized by her male colleagues and the scientific community.

Rosalind Franklin
I first became aware of Rosalind Franklin, during college studying for a degree in Biology, with a special interest in genetics. Because of that, I read James Watson's The Double Helix and became incensed with his portrayal of Dr. Franklin. Subsequently, I read Ann Sayre's Rosalind Franklin and DNA.
This current work of fiction is an interesting look at a genius in her field at a time when women were just beginning to have a role, but no respect, in the sciences.

Great Female Scientist
A fictional history about Rosalind Franklin, a scientist who discovers the components of DNA. She is very brilliant yet constantly challenged by her male colleagues for her work. The time period is 1947 through 1958, a time when women were not recognized for the scientific contributions to society. Rosalind travels between Paris and London and 3 major research institutions to try to accomplish her goal, to map DNA. This storyline is amazing, but be prepared for some slow, repetitive information that can bog one down. I am a huge fan of Marie Benedict and love and respect the research and time it takes to put together her wonderfully creative stories. Can't wait for the next one! Thank you, BookBrowse, for another good book to read!
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Good history
Follows along in Benedict's usual course - good history, but so-so characters. I'm really interested in Rosalind Franklin, but Benedict's version is a flat, uninteresting woman who did remarkable things. There are hints Franklin was a more rounded woman, but I'll have to go to actual biographies for that. A novel should bring her out.

Fact or Fiction?
Story was an intriguing one but much of the writing felt made up ,some of which to make the story more exciting.
Marie Benedict is a well know best seller author.
A good read but honestly not riveting to me
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