Love and Science. A Memoir by Jan Vilcek

In his memoir Dr. Jan Vilcek tells two intertwined stories—one personal, the other scientific. As a child Vilcek survives World War II in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, grows up under Communist rule, then thrives as an immigrant scientist in America, and contributes to the development of a blockbuster drug that helps millions of patients with autoimmune disorders. In the process he acquires material wealth that he never aspired to, catapulting him into a new world of philanthropy and art collecting.