An Elegant Defense by Matt Richtel audiobook

An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives

By Matt Richtel
Read by Fred Sanders

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062698537
12.56 Hours Unabridged
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A magnificently reported and soulfully crafted exploration of the human immune system–the key to health and wellness, life and death. An epic, first-of-its-kind book, entwining leading-edge scientific discovery with the intimate stories of four individual lives, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist. “An Elegant Defense by Matt Richtel is one of those rare nonfiction books that transcends the genre. On one level it is a fascinating and engrossing account of the latest, and quite astonishing, discoveries involving the human immune system and how it works. But it is also a story about people facing mortality, about the passion of scientists searching for truth, and a meditation on death and how all of us struggle with the ultimate mystery. Heartfelt and moving, full of compassion, love, and the human drama, this is the work of a writer of high ethical character who is grappling with big issues and deep humanistic problems. What an inspiring and wonderful read. I highly recommend this extraordinary book.” —DOUGLAS PRESTON, #1 bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God

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A magnificently reported and soulfully crafted exploration of the human immune system–the key to health and wellness, life and death. An epic, first-of-its-kind book, entwining leading-edge scientific discovery with the intimate stories of four individual lives, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist.

An Elegant Defense by Matt Richtel is one of those rare nonfiction books that transcends the genre. On one level it is a fascinating and engrossing account of the latest, and quite astonishing, discoveries involving the human immune system and how it works. But it is also a story about people facing mortality, about the passion of scientists searching for truth, and a meditation on death and how all of us struggle with the ultimate mystery. Heartfelt and moving, full of compassion, love, and the human drama, this is the work of a writer of high ethical character who is grappling with big issues and deep humanistic problems. What an inspiring and wonderful read. I highly recommend this extraordinary book.” —DOUGLAS PRESTON, #1 bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An extraordinarily important book that everyone—and I mean everyone—should read.” Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Richtel approaches this essential subject with awe, his writing meticulous and empathic.” Booklist (starred review)
“An expert examination of the immune system and recent impressive advances in treating immune diseases…Richtel illuminates a complex subject so well that even physicians will learn. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“In the course of examining ‘the broader environment surrounding our immune systems,’ Richtel creates a hard-to-put-down account of the body’s first line of defense.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Matt Richtel

Author Bio: Matt Richtel

Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times technology journalist and a novelist. His first book, Hooked, was a critically acclaimed bestseller. His fiction, like his journalism, focuses on the impact of technology on how people live, behave, and love in the twenty-first century. He won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for his series on distracted driving. He lives in San Francisco with his family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 12.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English