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Isaac Newton's other life!,
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This book is really excellent. It starts with a succinct and very readable summary of Isaac Newton's life and then moves to a detailed account of his life at the Royal Mint. The time period is the birth of modern money where the value of money is divorced from its worth, so it is particularly fascinating. I really recommend this book.
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Strange but true,
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This is quite an amazing book because, yes, it is the same Newton, Sir Isaac Newton. It reads like a novel and trots along at a steady pace with the plot becoming completely absorbing. I had no idea of this tale and found it captivating. It is all the more enjoyable knowing that the events are true.
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Not for me,
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Like other reviewers I felt this book started well and Newton's genius is not up for discussion. However, this book represents nothing more than a chapter of a biography. Newton and his socalled nemisis is a complete missmatch.
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New Insight,
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I have read many books about Newton but found this one to be more insightful than many and gave insight into the financial situation at the time as well as a new perspective on Newton. An easy but informative read
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newton and the counterfeiter,
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Extraordinary amount of detail into research and the working of a mind 300+ years from us removed. Excellent for those with an exacting mind for mathematics, science and detective work. Amazing descriptions of the day. A good read
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Newton and the Counterfeiter,
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Considering I knew very little about Sir Isaac Newton (a falling apple, apart) it was an interesting factual read. Understanding the significance of the monetary system was also interesting although I did think the link with the counterfeiter in question Willian Challander was a little tenuous. He (the counterfeiter) seemed to play a relatively small part in Newton life and did not deserve the rather extensively stretching of the link.....however, I may be wrong!
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Newton & the Countrefeiter,
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Interesting account of Newton's lesser known work at the Royal Mint & his battle Royal with Chaloner the master criminal  just likes Holmes & Moriarty but all true.
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Newton and the Counterfeiter,
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Well researched insight into Newton's work at the Royal Mint and in particular his efforts to bring the notorious counterfeiter Challoner to justice. Newton turned detective to bring his inteligent adversary to Tyburn's tree.
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A new view of Newton,
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Until this book was published, I for one had no idea that Newton had spent some time as the person in charge
of the Royal Mint. This book is a fascinating insight into Newtons battle against a very dangerous counterfeitor.
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Newton,
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An excellent book in good condition. It tells us a lot about Newto as a human being not just as a famous scientist; also it is an exciting story, almost like a detective story.

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Newton and the Counterfeiter by Thomas Levenson (Paperback  5 Aug. 2010)
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