The following works provide greater exploration of the life and context of Hermann Muller. Carlson’s Genes, radiation, and society is an official biography of Muller, written with his permission. Schwartz’s In pursuit of the gene also includes a wealth of biographical information. The other resources address in more detail the scientific and political background.
Allen, Garland E. Thomas Hunt Morgan: The man and his science. Princeton University Press, 1978.
Barrett, Andrea. “The Particles.” Archangel by Andrea Barrett. W. W. Norton, 2013.
Campos, Luis A. Radium and the Secret of Life. University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Carlson, Elof Axel. Genes, radiation, and society: the life and work of HJ Muller. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1981.
Kevles, Daniel J. In the name of eugenics: Genetics and the uses of human heredity. Harvard University Press, 1995.
Kohler, Robert E. Lords of the fly: Drosophila genetics and the experimental life. University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Pringle, Peter. The murder of Nikolai Vavilov: The Story of Stalin's persecution of one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. Simon and Schuster, 2008.
Schwartz, James. In pursuit of the gene. Harvard University Press, 2009.