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Someday the town of Hambledon might forget the lies they told about their brilliant young doctor. But they could never forgive the truths he told about them. From this compelling story of a doctor at war with the world he has been taught to heal, Taylor Caldwell has fashioned a novel of an unforgettable, angry idealist -- a novel in which the drama of new medical frontiers Someday the town of Hambledon might forget the lies they told about their brilliant young doctor. But they could never forgive the truths he told about them. From this compelling story of a doctor at war with the world he has been taught to heal, Taylor Caldwell has fashioned a novel of an unforgettable, angry idealist -- a novel in which the drama of new medical frontiers becomes part of a sweeping chronicle of love, death, desire, and redemption.


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Someday the town of Hambledon might forget the lies they told about their brilliant young doctor. But they could never forgive the truths he told about them. From this compelling story of a doctor at war with the world he has been taught to heal, Taylor Caldwell has fashioned a novel of an unforgettable, angry idealist -- a novel in which the drama of new medical frontiers Someday the town of Hambledon might forget the lies they told about their brilliant young doctor. But they could never forgive the truths he told about them. From this compelling story of a doctor at war with the world he has been taught to heal, Taylor Caldwell has fashioned a novel of an unforgettable, angry idealist -- a novel in which the drama of new medical frontiers becomes part of a sweeping chronicle of love, death, desire, and redemption.

30 review for Testimony of Two Men

  1. 4 out of 5

    Joy D

    Set in 1901 in a small town near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, protagonist Dr. Jon Ferrier has been acquitted of the murder of his wife but has been convicted in the “court of public opinion.” Her death involved a botched abortion. Due to the continued gossip, innuendo, and lies being spread about him, he has decided to sell his practice and move away. Dr. Robert Morgan has bought the practice and is accompanying Dr. Ferrier on his rounds to become acquainted with the patients. The plot revolves a Set in 1901 in a small town near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, protagonist Dr. Jon Ferrier has been acquitted of the murder of his wife but has been convicted in the “court of public opinion.” Her death involved a botched abortion. Due to the continued gossip, innuendo, and lies being spread about him, he has decided to sell his practice and move away. Dr. Robert Morgan has bought the practice and is accompanying Dr. Ferrier on his rounds to become acquainted with the patients. The plot revolves around the resolution to the death of Dr. Ferrier’s young wife, Mavis, as well as a new series of accusations against him. The primary strength of this novel lies in the characterization. The author develops the core ensemble of main characters in depth. Jon is a disillusioned idealist. He is cynical, caustic, angry, outspoken, and, at times, violent, but treats his truly ill patients with the utmost kindness, generosity, and compassion. He is not particularly likeable. Jon’s brother, Harald, is an artist that values materialism and leads a life of conflict avoidance. When Robert arrives, he is naïve and trusting, believing the best of people, but he gradually becomes aware of the existence of powerful people with nefarious plans. Jenny is an object of affection for all three men. She has been the topic of gossip regarding her virtue. Jon and Harald’s mother, Marjorie, is a keeper of a secrets and is trying to protect both sons. The supporting characters are provided enough depth to understand their motives. Some are motivated by money and power; others by honor and justice. These people seem complex and true-to-life. The narrative transports the reader to the early twentieth century through vivid descriptions of the architecture, interior design, and fashions of the era. Some of these descriptive passages are rather lengthy. The storyline is particularly effective in showing the challenges to those in the medical profession during a time of significant change, highlighting the difficulties in transitioning from traditional to scientific methods in the medical profession. The traditional doctors did not wash their hands between patients, or when delivering babies, and many people died of infection. This is a time when asepsis was becoming the norm but had not yet been adopted by all medical professionals. The author explores the nature of humankind, good and evil, and whether a person is capable of significant change. It shows the power of words to injure people. Testimony of Two Men uses the evolution of modern medicine as a backdrop for a story about human failings, disillusionment, faith, power, desire, jealousy, love, and betrayal. It is not a traditional romance or mystery, but contains elements of each. It was published in 1968, but the themes are timeless.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Maura

    This is one of my all-time favorites. Read this so many years ago and re-read it every so often. Set in the early 1900's, it tells the story of Jonathan Ferrier, the once-respected doctor of a small Pennsylvania town. His reputation is now in shreds due to the death of his young and very beautiful wife Mavis as the result of a botched abortion, for which Jonathan was arrested and tried. Acquitted of the crime, he is haunted by the past and in the process of selling his practice to a new doctor a This is one of my all-time favorites. Read this so many years ago and re-read it every so often. Set in the early 1900's, it tells the story of Jonathan Ferrier, the once-respected doctor of a small Pennsylvania town. His reputation is now in shreds due to the death of his young and very beautiful wife Mavis as the result of a botched abortion, for which Jonathan was arrested and tried. Acquitted of the crime, he is haunted by the past and in the process of selling his practice to a new doctor as the story opens. Politics, family drama and doomed romance are woven together with some history of the early days of "modern" medicine, when washing your hands between surgeries or patients was a "new-fangled" and possible foolish practice.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Andrea (Catsos Person) is a Compulsive eBook Hoarder

    I have been a voracious reader since childhood and I read this after viewing the miniseries of this book on TV. I don't really remember the miniseries all that well but I did end up reading the book after viewing the TV program while I Was a youngster in the 70s. This particular miniseries was never made into a DVD as far as I know. However, over the years I must have reread this book 100s of times. This is my #1 favorite book for all time. The story of the complex protagonist Jonathan Ferrier w I have been a voracious reader since childhood and I read this after viewing the miniseries of this book on TV. I don't really remember the miniseries all that well but I did end up reading the book after viewing the TV program while I Was a youngster in the 70s. This particular miniseries was never made into a DVD as far as I know. However, over the years I must have reread this book 100s of times. This is my #1 favorite book for all time. The story of the complex protagonist Jonathan Ferrier was compelling. I also enjoyed the medical history as well. Caldwell really brings the setting of the story to life with her phenomenal descriptions of everything from the people , to outdoor scenery, to clothing and furniture. I feel that I am right there in the middle of the story seeing what the characters in the book are seeing and experiencing with their senses. Caldwell is truly the outstanding painter of "word pictures" and that is just what I like and demand from my period reading material. She does an outstanding job of transporting the reader to the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    I'm giving it a 3- I think that I read it for the first time about 40 years ago, and it was one of my favourite books for many years. Re-reading it as an adult was a different story- it's still a good (if long) story, but I can see more faults than I used to. It certainly has a point of view, with very long preaching sections to emphasize it. It's difficult to find characters that aren't remarkably self-righteous about everything. I still do love the medical storyline- it was not an easy switch I'm giving it a 3- I think that I read it for the first time about 40 years ago, and it was one of my favourite books for many years. Re-reading it as an adult was a different story- it's still a good (if long) story, but I can see more faults than I used to. It certainly has a point of view, with very long preaching sections to emphasize it. It's difficult to find characters that aren't remarkably self-righteous about everything. I still do love the medical storyline- it was not an easy switch for the medical community in the U.S. to move to science-based rather than 'traditional' methods. But it's problematic, and I don't think that it's aged well. No African Americans in Pennsylvania, 'the poor' are depicted as morally deficient (with a few exceptions), the women are generally trivialized (with a very few exceptions)...if it was written in 1900 those attitudes might be explainable, but it was written in 1969. By the time I was done reading and went to look up Caldwell's wikipedia it was no surprise at all to learn that she wrote for the John Birch society, and was anti-semetic, and anti-equality. I wish that I hadn't re-read it as an adult.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Madly Jane

    Loved this book. I have my old copy which is yellowed, pages are dog-eared, notes in the margin. How it changed my life as a young girl. It's the book where I thought, "I might write a novel."

  6. 5 out of 5

    Philip

    Very nice to see this book so highly regarded here. It was the first novel by Taylor Caldwell that I read, back in 1972, I believe. I've re-read it twice since then. It's a powerful story with the author's traditional emotional and scenic detail, a fascinating story peopled with fascinating characters and relationships. Regrettably it's out-of-print at this time, along with almost all of Caldwell's other works. With the current interest in historical novels, I'd like to see some of her books mad Very nice to see this book so highly regarded here. It was the first novel by Taylor Caldwell that I read, back in 1972, I believe. I've re-read it twice since then. It's a powerful story with the author's traditional emotional and scenic detail, a fascinating story peopled with fascinating characters and relationships. Regrettably it's out-of-print at this time, along with almost all of Caldwell's other works. With the current interest in historical novels, I'd like to see some of her books made available again, especially this one. 01/19/10: Nice to see that Chicago Review Press will be reissuing TESTIMONY OF TWO MEN on April 1st - though paperback and hardcover copies of this book can often be found in used bookstores, it's been unavailable to the general public for far too long. And as Caldwell's books weren't considered particularly 'literary' when originally published, it's fitting that Chicago Review Press is the publisher. 3/12/10: I've been in one of those moods where I seem to flit from book to book without being engaged by anything, but a few evenings ago I picked up TESTIMONY OF TWO MEN on impulse, and that situation seems to be resolved for now! Despite remembering many of the particulars of the story, and how it all turns out, this remains a compelling read. 3/23/10: I finished my re-read of TESTIMONY OF TWO MEN this afternoon - I'll stand by my previous comments about the book's quality and emotional depth, though I honestly don't think some judicious editing would have hurt - some information was repeated several times, and occasionally Caldwell's eye for detailed descriptions caused the pace to flag (I've never encountered another author who used the word "and" as much as Caldwell), and some of the characters' speeches occasionally became long-winded and didactic (they no doubt reflected the author's views) - has anyone noticed that many of Caldwell's characters seem to be able to quote at length from political speeches, and scholarly and religious works? These quibbles aside, TESTIMONY OF TWO MEN, along with CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS, remains one of Caldwell's most readable - and re-readable - novels.

  7. 4 out of 5

    LJ

    Prod Desc: Someday the town of Hambledon might forget the lies they told about their brilliant young doctor. But they could never forgive the truths he told about them. From this compelling story of a doctor at war with the world he has been taught to heal, Taylor Caldwell has fashioned a novel of an unforgettable, angry idealist -- a novel in which the drama of new medical frontiers becomes part of a sweeping chronicle of love, death, desire, and redemption. I was introduced to the wonderful wri Prod Desc: Someday the town of Hambledon might forget the lies they told about their brilliant young doctor. But they could never forgive the truths he told about them. From this compelling story of a doctor at war with the world he has been taught to heal, Taylor Caldwell has fashioned a novel of an unforgettable, angry idealist -- a novel in which the drama of new medical frontiers becomes part of a sweeping chronicle of love, death, desire, and redemption. I was introduced to the wonderful writing of Taylor Caldwell while still in high school. From this book, I went on to read many more of her books. The sign of a really well-written story is when you can recall it from memory many years' later. I can so do with many of Calwell's book, and none more than this one. The book is filled with wonderful characters. Jonathan Ferrier fighting to modernize medical practices in his town and fought, and even vilified, by the old guard. The story contains the conflict of brothers, betrayal, and love. This is a story in which one becomes completely immersed and is superbly told, start to end. If you've not experienced this fine author, I highly recommend giving her a try. TESTIMONY OF TWO MEN - Ex Caldwell, Taylor - Standalone Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1968, US Hardcover - LOC 68-13137

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tam May

    3.5 stars This is my first book by Caldwell and I was a bit disappointed. There are some interesting aspects of character here, but I found most of the characters to be unlikeable. Jonathan could have been a very interesting character and he is complex but his constant misanthropic comments about human nature got on my nerves very quickly. I wasn't impressed with the other characters either, especially Jenny, as it seemed like she was trying to be passed off as just shy and isolated but she came 3.5 stars This is my first book by Caldwell and I was a bit disappointed. There are some interesting aspects of character here, but I found most of the characters to be unlikeable. Jonathan could have been a very interesting character and he is complex but his constant misanthropic comments about human nature got on my nerves very quickly. I wasn't impressed with the other characters either, especially Jenny, as it seemed like she was trying to be passed off as just shy and isolated but she came off as a very unpleasant and mean-spirited person. So the sympathy we are supposed to feel for her just isn't there. I also found a lot of information dumps related to history that were pure tangents to the main plot. I'm all for historical context and ambiance but when historical discussions go on for pages and pages and pages, that becomes too much for my taste. I love history but I want it in the form of being part of the story and not tangental discussions that dominate the book's plot. Overall, some interesting things in this book but I'm not sure I'll try another Caldwell book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Richard Booth

    Testimony of Two Men is another remarkable novel by Taylor Caldwell. Her protagonist, a relatively young physician, is filled with rage that he was accused of the murder of his wife, even though he was officially found not guilty in court. How much can he take, or should a man be able to take? Due to his unresolved rage at having been betrayed and confused about his feelings toward his elusive beloved, he tends to treat almost everyone badly. He doesn't develop a sense of the tolerance (rather t Testimony of Two Men is another remarkable novel by Taylor Caldwell. Her protagonist, a relatively young physician, is filled with rage that he was accused of the murder of his wife, even though he was officially found not guilty in court. How much can he take, or should a man be able to take? Due to his unresolved rage at having been betrayed and confused about his feelings toward his elusive beloved, he tends to treat almost everyone badly. He doesn't develop a sense of the tolerance (rather than disdain) for his fellow humans until the end, and that somewhat rapidly. Fearing his reputation has been destroyed, he ambivalently decides to move from the city he loves to begin some kind of new life. Because he is a truth-teller, which people generally do not like but distantly admire, he instills resentment in the powerful who know him. They intend to expel him. The primary antagonist, a man of political power and fiscal means, leads the passive others in the pursuit of the protagonist's downfall. Some would consider the protagonist valorous, but I am not so sure he is valorous as opposed to recalcitrant. He has flaws, some of which he sees in others. This is a morality tale detailing truth v. dissimulation. It is very true to life. Recommended

  10. 5 out of 5

    Peggy

    I like Taylor Caldwells books but this one was just ok. It didn't start to get interesting until the middle of the book and by then I just wanted to finish reading it so I could go on to the next. After a long drawn out story the ending came very quickly and I din't care for it. I am interested in what others thought of this story.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Virginia Tican

    Recommended for all American Millennials... also for those whose menfolk and womenfolk fought, died and were wounded in America's unnecessary wars or wars fought for the wrong reasons (Chapter 6)... and for those who appreciate a good novel and the nuances of the English prose and the poetry of its Impact... "Never underestimate the nightmares of men." (Jonathan Ferrier~Chapter 20) in reference to America's Divine Destiny ~ that of empire building, a euphemism for 'meddling' with other nations a Recommended for all American Millennials... also for those whose menfolk and womenfolk fought, died and were wounded in America's unnecessary wars or wars fought for the wrong reasons (Chapter 6)... and for those who appreciate a good novel and the nuances of the English prose and the poetry of its Impact... "Never underestimate the nightmares of men." (Jonathan Ferrier~Chapter 20) in reference to America's Divine Destiny ~ that of empire building, a euphemism for 'meddling' with other nations and calling it 'delivering them from Oppression' (also Chapter 17). 1901... in the small town of Hambledon, near Philadelphia there lived a beautiful girl in a castle on an island shaped~like a heart aptly named Heart's Ease. It was built by a pretentious man who had more money than sense... who had it constructed, contrary to popular belief, not for his wife but for his daughter as a foolish indulgence as well as an ivory tower to keep her incandescent beauty and innocence selfishly to himself... for he told his daughter that she must not despair if people stayed away from her because she was plain. He was proved 'right' when Jenny grew taller than most of her schoolmates... making her more awkward and more shyly reticent than usual. Jenny was sixteen when Pete Heger died and then her silly mother married Harald Ferrier (her third husband) a man many years her junior. Myrtle herself, since she was older than both her husbands died of a stroke when Jenny was almost twenty... her doctor was Harald's older bother... and from then on, Jenny's attitude towards the brothers changed. If there was a Beauty (albeit an unaware one), there was also a Beast... his name was Jonathan Ferrier, the older bother of Jenny's stepfather and a most dedicated physician, for his only concern were the health and well~being of his patients. Jon's stubborn nature and overt disdain for any human weakness like hypocrisy and his sledgehammer uncompromising attitude and in publicly denouncing those he called "quacks" for their refusal to adapt sterilization measures as safeguards against germs and microbes and thus against infecting their patients... this earned him several enemies from his own colleagues (the older ones) of the medical profession as well as from his own patients... their family and relatives. So when he was falsely accused of a botched abortion that killed his wife, his ugly reputation in the tiny town of Hambledon condemned him as a Monster thus prompting his lawyer to seek a change of venue to the city of Philadelphia. He was acquitted but his enemies did not forget nor most of the town. Jonathan Ferrier was the symbol of the emerging nation of the United States of America ~ full of Promise... Idealistic... Unforgiving of human weakness but also flawed by those same weaknesses... also severely Misunderstood... his good qualities were what the Founding Fathers envisioned for their fledgling nation. Is America... her ideals and directions... still the same Today as in the start of the 2oth century despite advances in all levels that would constitute a nation? Stark truths and reality here as well as some unforgettable Impactful quotes.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Angie

    I didn't love it, but didn't hate it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Judith Jones

    I have been reading Taylor Caldwell's books for many years and I am so glad she wrote as many books as she did. I do not know if I will ever get to the end but I love her books. There is always some little nugget to be gotten as you read and the history that she writes about has always put me right in the middle of her story and it is just like I am there. I especially loved testimony of two men and I was thrilled to find some of her books for kindle that I had not already read. I think everyone I have been reading Taylor Caldwell's books for many years and I am so glad she wrote as many books as she did. I do not know if I will ever get to the end but I love her books. There is always some little nugget to be gotten as you read and the history that she writes about has always put me right in the middle of her story and it is just like I am there. I especially loved testimony of two men and I was thrilled to find some of her books for kindle that I had not already read. I think everyone should treat themselves to one of Taylor Caldwell's book they will never regret it!!!!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kurt Keefner

    I might have more to say about this novel later. For now I'll say it's a great story about a larger-than-life physician trying to survive being moral (when he isn't being outrageously cynical) in an immoral world. Jonathan Ferrier is like all the positive characters in The Fountainhead rolled into a ball and kicked across the county.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Dina

    My review won't do it justice. Suffice it to say, that last 2 days that I've swallowed this book, I had felt the happiest I felt in the past year. But where will I find Jonathan to marry - that is the real question? A historical novel disguised as a love story - I must say - there is not a book of Taylor Caldwell that didn't make me believe in God.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Graham

    Gripping reading. I found the characters fascinating and the insight into the nature of people really exciting. Didn't enjoy parts of the book - once or twice (not often), it was a little slow; also I felt some of the violence and sex described was unnecessarily crude or graphic.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Pamela

    One of my favorites. I’ve read it probably 4 times over the years since I first read it in the early 1980s.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Holly Weiss

    Buddy read with Linda.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Richard Booth

    Testimony of Two Men is another remarkable novel by Taylor Caldwell. Her protagonist, a relatively young physician, is filled with rage that he was accused of the murder of his wife, even though he was officially found not guilty in court. How much can he take, or should a man be able to take? Due to his unresolved rage at having been betrayed and confused about his feelings toward his elusive beloved, he tends to treat almost everyone badly. He doesn't develop a sense of the tolerance (rather t Testimony of Two Men is another remarkable novel by Taylor Caldwell. Her protagonist, a relatively young physician, is filled with rage that he was accused of the murder of his wife, even though he was officially found not guilty in court. How much can he take, or should a man be able to take? Due to his unresolved rage at having been betrayed and confused about his feelings toward his elusive beloved, he tends to treat almost everyone badly. He doesn't develop a sense of the tolerance (rather than disdain) for his fellow humans until the end, and that somewhat rapidly. Fearing his reputation has been destroyed, he ambivalently decides to move from the city he loves to begin some kind of new life. Because he is a truth-teller, which people generally do not like but distantly admire, he instills resentment in the powerful who know him. They intend to expel him. The primary antagonist, a man of political power and fiscal means, leads the passive others in the pursuit of the protagonist's downfall. Some would consider the protagonist valorous, but I am not so sure he is valorous as opposed to recalcitrant. He has flaws, some of which he sees in others. This is a morality tale detailing truth v. dissimulation. It is very true to life. Caldwell also reminds us of the spotty history of medical people and their relatively low status until recent times. She is a social critic whose insights are as salient now as they once were. Recommended

  20. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Ibarra

    Dr. Jonathan Ferrier was tried for the murder of his wife and unborn child, and was acquitted. Nevertheless, the people in his village, where he has worked and treated them all his life, have turned against him, certain that he is guilty. Accordingly, he has decided to leave as soon as his replacement, Robert Morgan, gets acquainted with his practice to whom he has sold. Ferrier is an excellent and modern doctor, with a keen eye for his diagnoses, which usually disagree with what older doctors s Dr. Jonathan Ferrier was tried for the murder of his wife and unborn child, and was acquitted. Nevertheless, the people in his village, where he has worked and treated them all his life, have turned against him, certain that he is guilty. Accordingly, he has decided to leave as soon as his replacement, Robert Morgan, gets acquainted with his practice to whom he has sold. Ferrier is an excellent and modern doctor, with a keen eye for his diagnoses, which usually disagree with what older doctors say. He is so straight-forward and apparently cold that people tend to believe he is wrong. Unfortunately, over and over again time has proven him right. He has become very bitter, feeling abandoned by his peers, the people he has helped so many times, and his family. He is now convinced that man is evil by nature, sometimes even worse than animals. While it is a very long novel, the author once again develops a character that does not follow what is expected and who apparently cares about nobody but himself. Excellent analysis of society and human beings.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jude

    It's been 45 years since I first read Testimony of Two Men, so I wasn't sure if it would live up to the memories. Just as good the 2nd time around! While I certainly remembered the gist of the story, there were so many details that I had forgotten over the years that it held me captive, once again. This author does have a tendency to get overly long in her descriptions, but it's easy to skim where those descriptions are not important to the plot. This does not detract from the story, in the long It's been 45 years since I first read Testimony of Two Men, so I wasn't sure if it would live up to the memories. Just as good the 2nd time around! While I certainly remembered the gist of the story, there were so many details that I had forgotten over the years that it held me captive, once again. This author does have a tendency to get overly long in her descriptions, but it's easy to skim where those descriptions are not important to the plot. This does not detract from the story, in the long run, so it's worth it to just push through. I'm so glad I re-read this book because I had such fond memories of having read it in high school. It did not disappoint!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

    Dr, Jonathon Ferrier is an angry doctor that lives in a small Pennsylvania town at the turn of the twentieth century. He was acquitted of his wife's murder but many in the town believe he is guilty. His nasty demeanor and his inflexible belief in right and wrong doesn't endear him to the people around him. The town plots against him but a few men that don't particularly like him, but respect him, and know he is innocent of all malicious gossip against him help him. Ms Caldwell doesn't have much f Dr, Jonathon Ferrier is an angry doctor that lives in a small Pennsylvania town at the turn of the twentieth century. He was acquitted of his wife's murder but many in the town believe he is guilty. His nasty demeanor and his inflexible belief in right and wrong doesn't endear him to the people around him. The town plots against him but a few men that don't particularly like him, but respect him, and know he is innocent of all malicious gossip against him help him. Ms Caldwell doesn't have much faith in the goodness of man( maybe she's right) and this all comes out in her writing.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Zhiqing

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this from the first page to the last. This is Peyton Place and Tennessee Williams plays (and a little bit of Pride and Prejudice) all rolled into one, depicting the small town life at the turn of the 20th century, with its prejudices and all that pent up tension. The hero of the book, Jonathan Ferrier, is simply magnificent, and the evolution of medicine around that time was fascinating to read.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Maggie

    Book club book. I’m not sure I would have picked it. Interesting historical fiction of a point in time, early 1900s, in Pennsylvania. Some interesting development of social issues as modernization was coming to small town. Interesting characters. Overall felt the book bogged down by unnecessary details which actually made it feel like you were sitting in the over stuffed 1900 parlor of a well to do home. There was an interesting plot line, but too much in the way to see it.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Adam Collins

    Fascinating look at human nature I'll rarely read a book more than once, yet I've read this three times over a 40 year period. It is a fascinating story that dives into turn of the century medicine.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Carleen

    Taylor Caldwell's "Testimony of Two Men" is a wonderful book. This is my second time around. I read it when it first came on on the shelves. 50 years later, it still has you think about man's humanity. Very timely.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Georgia

    I really liked this book from the beginning. It's about a doctor who is accused of murdering his wife. We learn about him, his commitment to medicine and helping others. This book is very long with a lot of descriptions, philosophical dissertations and becomes tiring towards the end.

  28. 5 out of 5

    truenorth

    I don't know what kind of review to write for this book. Quite dramatic and characters are a little overdone, but that does make for very interesting reading. A bit oversmart at times with all the references to intellectual 'coolness'.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Saubertk

    Long and wordy, but very well-written tale of a brash 1900 doctor, scorned by the town for a murder he did not commit, and his relationships. Seemed like an interesting old-fashioned classic to me.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Athena

    Awful, repetitive and never ending.

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