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The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics - Leonard Susskind

Susskind's vivid and engaging account of developments in theoretical physics over the past few decades during the dominance of Hawking's ideas in the field uses his fight against the flow on behalf of quantum mechanics as a narrative focus.

I loved reading this book, which never patronised the non-specialist, and contained plenty for someone in my own position, a student of physics at post-16ish level as well as the proverbial general reader. In my opinion Susskind is a better and much more likeable author than his opponent.