--Walter Isaacson, author of "Einstein, His Life and Universe and Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
"""Newton and the Counterfeiter" is a wonderful read that reveals a whole new side to a giant of science. Through a page-turning narrative, we witness Isaac Newton's genius grappling with the darker sides of human nature, an all too human journey reflecting his deepest beliefs about the cosmic order. This is a gripping story that enriches our sense of the man who forever changed our view of the universe."
--Brian Greene, author of "The Fabric of the Cosmos
As the great Newton recedes from us in time, he comes increasingly into focus as a man rather than a myth--thanks in no small measure to this learned and lively new study from the estimable Thomas Levinson."
--Timothy Ferris, author of "Seeing in the Dark
""Newton and the Counterfeiter" is both a fascinating read and a meticulously researched historical document: a combination difficult to achieve and rarely seen . . . Recommended for anyone who wants to know the real story behind this astonishing but largely overlooked chapter of scientific history."
--Neal Stephenson, author of "Cryptonomicon and Anathem
"I absolutely loved Newton and the Counterfeiter. Deft, witty and exhaustively researched, Levenson's tale illuminates a near-forgotten chapter of Newton's extraordinary life--the cat-and-mouse game that pitted him against a criminal mastermind--and manages not only to add to our knowledge of the great mathematician but to make a page turner out of it. This book rocks."
--Junot Diaz, author of "The Bri