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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

Adventures of a Curious Character

by Richard P. Feynman Author · Ralph Leighton Adapter


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Richard Feynman, one of the world's greatest theoretical physicists, thrived on adventure. His outrageous exploits once shocked a Princeton dean's wife to exclaim: "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!"

In this phenomenal national bestseller, Feynman recounts in his inimitable voice his experiences trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek, painting a naked female toreador, accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums, and much else of an eyebrow-raising and hilarious nature. Woven together with his views on science, Feynman's life story is a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, eternal skepticism, and raging chutzpah.

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Blackstone Publishing
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
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Ralph Leighton (Adapter)

Ralph Leighton is a biographer, film producer, and friend of the late physicist Richard Feynman. Leighton's recordings of Feynman became the basis for the books Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! and What Do You Care What Other People Think?, whic...

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Richard P. Feynman (Author)

Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) earned a BS from MIT and a PhD from Princeton. From 1942 to 1945, he assisted with the development of the atomic bomb. He then taught at Cornell and Caltech, where he contributed to the theories of superfluidity and ...

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Edward Hutchings (Editor)

Raymond Todd is an actor and director in the theater as well as a poet and documentary filmmaker. He plays jazz trombone for the Leatherstocking quartet, an ensemble that gets its name from one of his favorite Blackstone narrations, The Deerslayer...

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Narrator :
Raymond Todd
Adapter :
Ralph Leighton
Author :
Richard P. Feynman
Editor :
Edward Hutchings
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
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