Passionate Minds: The Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment, Featuring the Scientist Emilie du Chatelet, the Poet Voltaire, Sword Fights, Book Burnings, Assorted Kings, by David Bodanis

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Based on a rich array of personal letters, as well as writings from houseguests, neighbors, scientists, and even police reports, Passionate Minds is both panoramic and intimate in feeling. It is an unforgettable love story and a vivid rendering of the birth of modern ideas.

Crown: 2006.
ISBN: 9780307237200. 384 pp.
Hardcover. Very good. Owner has written an Emerson quote in the front end paper. Owner's sticker.