This is a good book.
It has some overlap with Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman, which it likely takes as primary sources of some stories.
However, while Surely goes into a lot of detail of each event, this book paints a more cohesive and global picture of things.
In terms of hard physics/mathematics, this book takes the approach of spending a few paragraphs in some chapters describing in high level terms some of the key ideas, which is a good compromise. It does sometime fall into the sin of to talk about something without giving the real name to not scare off the audience, but it does give a lot of names, notably it talks a lot about Lagrangian mechanics. And it goes into more details than Surely in any case.
- Arline Greenbaum | 285
- Feynman was a huge womanizer during a certain period of his life | 298
- Freeman Dyson | 250, 299, 2
- Lagrangian mechanics | 907, 2k, 19
- Lamb-Retherford experiment | 301
- Murray Gell-Mann | 140
- Never trust an experiment that is not supported by a good theory | 136
- Richard Feynman | 554, 2k, 13