It's been quite awhile now since I've read this book, but today it came back into my mind as I was thinking about significant women in history. This really is a remarkable story about a woman who was not given her due in one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 20th century.
This book was very readable to the layperson. I don't know if Rosalind Franklin and her male colleagues were treated fairly or not in this book because I'm not a scientist and haven't studied these events and people in detail. But I do feel like the point is Rosalind was *addressed* here, which is more than can be said for most biology textbooks. I know that I will never again think about DNA without thinking about Rosalind Franklin first. Credit where credit is due.