Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, Dava Sobel

This is a story about the race to find a method for determining longitude, with a focus on John "Longitude" Harrison's clocks. While Harrison ultimately received most of the promised prize money, his story is full of setbacks and disappointments. Basically, The Man did His best to keep him down. This was a quick read, and while I certainly recommend it, I do so with the caveat that once again, I was not fond of the author's writing style.