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No need for geniuses
No Need for Geniuses (Book)
If you're interested in science and French Revolutionary history, then this is the book to read. I knew that French scientists, or philosophes as they were then called, were responsible for a great deal more than they are credited. But this book was a revelation.

Lavoisier stands out among the numerous scientists mentioned (it's his picture on the cover), the title of the book referring to the words of the president of the tribunal that confirmed his death sentence by guillotine. Yes, many of these scientist were on the wrong side of history during this period.

The following extract is from a France Bleu article:

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