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Voltaire's Story Revealed in 'Passionate Minds'
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Voltaire's Story Revealed in 'Passionate Minds'

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Voltaire is considered one of the greatest poets of the Enlightenment. But very little was known of his inspirations. Renee Montagne talks to author David Bodanis about his new book Passionate Minds, which reveals the story of the brilliant pioneering scientist Emilie du Chatelet, her work and her intellectual and romantic love affair with Voltaire.

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