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The Ascetic and the Vixen

Science  23 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5585, pp. 1281-1282
DOI: 10.1126/science.1074495

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Sakharov A Biography. Richard Lourie. Brandeis University Press (University Press of New England), Hanover, NH, 2002. 495 pp. $30, £21. ISBN 1-58465-207-1.

Although this account of the Soviet physicist and dissident does not focus on science, Lourie shows that his subject's varied life was grounded on a consistent set of beliefs and practices.