Einstein: His Life and Universe (Google eBook)
By the author of the acclaimed bestseller Benjamin Franklin, this is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available.
How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.
Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk -- a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate -- became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals.
These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.
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Review: Einstein: His Life and UniverseUser Review - Renee - Goodreads
Isaacson's beautiful writing brings to life a gorgeous man with very human flaws. I have that rueful feeling after finishing this book about what I could possibly read next that would be as good. And I am left with a heightened curiosity about the "stubborn illusions" of perception. Read full review
Review: Einstein: His Life and UniverseUser Review - Tony Vela - Goodreads
Another good Isaacson book! This book expanded my understanding of both Einstein's personal life and physics. It's a great thing when a biography stands back form the subject, meaning that, everything ... Read full review
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