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40 Days and 40 Nights

by Matthew Chapman
New York: Collins, 2008. 271 pages.

A series of personal vignettes from the Kitzmiller trial from the author of Trials of the Monkey (reviewed in RNCSE 2001 May–Aug; 21 [3–4]: 38–9). Reviewing the book for Nature, Kevin Padian wrote, "The author of 40 Days and 40 Nights, Matthew Chapman, is a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin; his presumed vested interest in the proceedings is tempered by his own history as a school dropout, a movie screenwriter and a Brit with a perpetually bemused view of colonial antics. Still, his odyssey is a fulfilling one, and he seems genuine enough to get himself invited into many homes where insights and passions run deep."