Galileo by Mitch Stokes is the first biography I had read in a while. I enjoyed getting a chance to read about the life of someone I knew of but really knew little about. Too often I simply hear of Galileo’s excommunication from the church. And that wasn’t really the case; there’s a lot more to the story, and Galileo gives a nice, brief look at the life of the scientist, mathametician and philosopher.

We can always learn something from looking at another person’s life. And each person will undoubtedly learn something different about themselves as well. One of the things that is memorable from Galileo’s life is his quest for the truth (and the Truth) and his unwaivering pursuit of it. At times the chapters seemed to be a bit packed with facts, but it was a short enough read to give a nice overview of Galileo’s life.

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