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  1. 5 out of 5

    Niraj Shah

    "He invented an explosive that was stronger than any known before - an exceedingly efficient means of destruction. In order to calm his conscience, he created his Nobel Prizes" - Einstein. There is a certain irony to his inventions, but his intention to use his inventions were for the good of humanity. Like he said - "there is nothing in our world that cannot be misused." Researchers and inventors could not be held responsible for what politicians and generals did with their products. "He invented an explosive that was stronger than any known before - an exceedingly efficient means of destruction. In order to calm his conscience, he created his Nobel Prizes" - Einstein. There is a certain irony to his inventions, but his intention to use his inventions were for the good of humanity. Like he said - "there is nothing in our world that cannot be misused." Researchers and inventors could not be held responsible for what politicians and generals did with their products.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Abby Griffith

    I LOVED this book, but it is not for everyone. Fant's biography is well-written and his observations of Nobel seem apt, but the book is incredibly detailed and a task to finish. I enjoyed the majority of the book but the inclusion of that volume of personal letters and also so many details of his business dealings became tedious by the end. Despite this complaint, the author's use of such detail allows for a complex and nuanced view of this influential man. Nobel had a rare combination of talent I LOVED this book, but it is not for everyone. Fant's biography is well-written and his observations of Nobel seem apt, but the book is incredibly detailed and a task to finish. I enjoyed the majority of the book but the inclusion of that volume of personal letters and also so many details of his business dealings became tedious by the end. Despite this complaint, the author's use of such detail allows for a complex and nuanced view of this influential man. Nobel had a rare combination of talent at the bench in his research endeavors (he was a prolific inventor) and significant skill on the business end as well. He also seems to have suffered a good deal through his life, often lonely and guilt-ridden. If you do not feel up to attempting this read, do yourself a favor and learn something about this man's fascinating biography and the events of his life that lead up to creating the Nobel Prizes. This book is an in-depth history of his life from birth to death, including his education, research, inventions, business associations, love life, family relationships, and more. What makes it great is the other layer of context, presenting Nobel's feelings on education, class disparity, war, weapons, and peace, and legacy; his thoughts, and expressions of guilt, pride, loyalty, arrogance, and loneliness are exhibited extensively through letters and his unpublished creative writing.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mayda (My Book Cafe Life)

    “I am a misanthrope and yet utterly benevolent, have more than one screw loose yet am a super-idealist who digests philosophy more efficiently than food. “- Nobel Alfred Nobel by Kenne Fant was quite a good read. This is a translated biography of Alfred Nobel which I read for #readtheworld21 📖 Nobel is often described as a lonely person, I disagree. I am no expert, but after reading this biography and doing some further research. I am almost certain Nobel was an introvert and thus often misunderst “I am a misanthrope and yet utterly benevolent, have more than one screw loose yet am a super-idealist who digests philosophy more efficiently than food. “- Nobel Alfred Nobel by Kenne Fant was quite a good read. This is a translated biography of Alfred Nobel which I read for #readtheworld21 📖 Nobel is often described as a lonely person, I disagree. I am no expert, but after reading this biography and doing some further research. I am almost certain Nobel was an introvert and thus often misunderstood. He disliked social gatherings and would escape (disappeared) the first change he got. He also preferred writing instructions via letter/in writing rather than in person. He preferred to be alone and work rather than attend grand galas etc. He also wasn’t a fan of grand titles, though he was proud of his honorary doctors degree and membership in the Academy of Science. The further I read/researched, the more I was convinced he simply preferred his time alone and liked the company of only a few people. 📚Most of us are familiar with Nobel as founder of the Nobel Prize, but if you want an in-depth look into his life this book does the job. Though I must admit that it is very detailed and some might find it tedious. It chronicles his life point by point. We even dive into his ancestry and every single creation, failure and achievements. Private letters from Nobel make up a big chunk of the book as well. It was neat to read some of these letters. Overall and interesting biography of Alfred Nobel and I would recommend it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Aiman Adlawan

    If he was alive today, He would be the richest man alive. His business was so lucrative. Every country wanted to buy his product - Dynamite. An explosive that can give power to anybody who possesses it. No wonder he had so many clients to almost all countries in europe and america. That gave him much fortune in his life. Its a great story of a life of a man who just wanted to make Nitroglycerin explode in the most efficient and safe way. The process of perfecting it was dangerous and has cost li If he was alive today, He would be the richest man alive. His business was so lucrative. Every country wanted to buy his product - Dynamite. An explosive that can give power to anybody who possesses it. No wonder he had so many clients to almost all countries in europe and america. That gave him much fortune in his life. Its a great story of a life of a man who just wanted to make Nitroglycerin explode in the most efficient and safe way. The process of perfecting it was dangerous and has cost lives even his brother’s. He was an unmarried entrepreneur. Great book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Yyyyyi

    ان ديناميتي سوف يؤدي إلى السلام اكثر من آلاف المؤتمرات العالمية، بمجرد أن بعرف الإنسان انه في لحظة واحدة يمكن أن يفنى جيوش بالكامل.هم بالتأكيد سوف يلتزمون بالسلام الذهبيألفريد نوبل     من أجمل المقولات التي قرأتها                       

  6. 4 out of 5

    Steven Spector

    Thoroughly researched and ably presented. There are more explosions in this guy's life than in any Road Runner cartoon. Might be because he invented dynamite? And the Nobel "peace" prize goes to...? A unique individual who ran a mean business in a multitude of countries much of it with family members. Definitely earns 4 kabooms. Thoroughly researched and ably presented. There are more explosions in this guy's life than in any Road Runner cartoon. Might be because he invented dynamite? And the Nobel "peace" prize goes to...? A unique individual who ran a mean business in a multitude of countries much of it with family members. Definitely earns 4 kabooms.

  7. 5 out of 5

    6burrier_kyle

    A very very very long book but a great understanding of Alfreds life. The book talks about his life and his great accomplishments. He ends winning the nobel peace prize for explosives. A great book and great lessons to be learned read to find out!!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Yodeillie Baybayan

    What a genius.

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