“Unforgettable…a powerful account of scientific error and delusion…Firstman and Talan have created an immense, masterful and very significant work.”
–The Washington Post Book World
“[A]n epistemological adventure–how do we know what we know?–as well as a study in crippling ambition, a detective story, a courtroom drama and a showcase for superb research and organization….[It] is paced like a thriller, and will be read like one.”
–The New York Times Book Review
“A compelling story brilliantly told…book-writing at its very best. The work transcends all notions of genre and, taken on its own merits, deserves the highest recommendation possible.”
–Caleb Carr, author of The Alienist
From the Trade Paperback edition.