James A. Conner, Bvtn 520.92 CON 2014
Read 50 pages, quit.
Johannes Kepler was an intellectual giant, but a product of his superstitious time. The "Witch" was his mother Katherina, an illiterate herb healer, tortured because of accusations of witchcraft. Connor is a former Jesuit priest, now an English professor at Kean University in New Jersey.
The book focuses on Kepler's motivations and struggles, and the complex times he lived in.
Tycho Brahe is referred to as Tycho throughout the book, but indexed as Brahe, Tycho. Annoying for an index-driven sampling reader like me.
This isn't a horrible book, but others are more important to my goals.