Einstein: His Life and Universe

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Simon & Schuster, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 946 pages
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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.

Once again Walter Isaacson has produced a most valuable biography of a great man about whom much has already been written. This is a brilliant intellectual tapestry, weaving Einstein's revolutionary scientific achievements, his prolific political initiatives, his complex personal life, and his fascinating personality.

Walter Isaacson is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He has been the Chairman and CEO of CNN and the Managing Editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (2003) and of Kissinger: A Biography (1992).

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INteresting, easy to read, and educational. - Goodreads
I think Isaacson faced a difficult task in writing Ei - Goodreads
Excellent.. good insight of a really beautiful mind - Goodreads
Amazing! So beautifully written and well researched. - Goodreads
Compassionate portrayal of Einstein. - Goodreads
Extremely well researched. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Madeline Ehlert - Goodreads

Walter Isaacson defines an Einstein as a character with all his flaws and his amazing mind. Without some help from his friends - and maybe his enemies - he could have lived in obscurity. Read full review

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His defining characteristics - free spirit, outsider, defender of human freedoms, ability to link a deep understanding of the physical world to first principles are clearly documented. His failings indicate his humanity. Highly recommended. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Walter Isaacson was born on May 20, 1952 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a B. A. in history and literature from Harvard College. He then attended the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Pembroke College and read philosophy, politics, and economics. He began his career in journalism at The Sunday Times of London and then the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item. He joined TIME in 1978 and served as a political correspondent, national editor and editor of new media before becoming the magazine's editor in 1996. He became Chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, and then president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in 2003. He has written numerous books including American Sketches, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Kissinger: A Biography, Steve Jobs, and The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. He is the co-author, with Evan Thomas, of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.

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