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Solly Zuckerman: A Scientist Out of the Ordinary Hardcover – 10 May 2001

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  • Hardcover: 263 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray; 1st edition (10 May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071956283X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719562839
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,234,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This volume presents the biography of scientist Solly Zuckerman, describing how his mother bred in him the habit of questioning established wisdom. His talents eventually carried him into the higher reaches of government both in Britain and the USA.

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John Peyton knew Solly Zuckerman well and his own autobiography, "Without the Benefit of Laundry," was published to great acclaim in 1997. Matthew Parris wrote "Above all I was struck by the quality of his writing. John Peyton is a stylist of often poetic intensity." He was MP for Yeovil from 1951 to 1983 when he was made a Life Peer. He was also Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Power (1962-4), Minister of Transport (1970-4) and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (1974-7). He lives in London and Somerset.

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By Peter Cook on 13 Nov. 2014
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This is a very interesting book for any one interested in the working of government during the second half of the last century and how one individual can have a big impact. Highly recommended
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